Dasineura tiliae


The galls caused by the gall midge Dasineura tiliae occur on the leaves of some species of Lime and take the form of a wide upward roll on the edge of mature leaves.  The affected leaves are often reddish or purplish.

Similar Species

Dasineura thomasiana causes leaves to crinkle and distort, with thickened veins; larvae inside are white at first. 

Identification difficulty

Gall Adult


Where the host species of Lime occur.

When to see it

Galls can be seen when Lime is in leaf.

Life History

Single generation of yellowish red larvae.

UK Status

It seems to be widespread in Britain but is not well recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species profile

Species group:
Craneflies, Gnats & Midges
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
18/05/2018 (Smith, Peter)
Last record:
09/08/2023 (Smith, Peter)

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