Pontania triandrae

Description

Pontania triandrae is a sawfly galling Salix triandra. The gall is bean-shaped, starting off green then maturing red. It is smooth and thick-walled, protruding through both the upper and lower leaf surface.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

If a gall, it is essential to say which tree species it was on.

Habitat

The galls are only found on Salix triandra (Almond Willow).

When to see it

May - September (gall)

UK Status

Rare but probably under-recorded.

VC55 Status

Unknown

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