Blackberry Leaf Midge - Dasineura plicatrix

    Description

    The larvae of the Blackberry Leaf Midge Dasineura plicatrix cause galls to form on Bramble. The young leaf is creased, pleated or buckled with thickened veins. The larvae are present in the creases briefly in late spring or early summer. The leaf becomes black around the midrib after the larva has left.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall

    Habitat

    May be found anywhere that Bramble occurs.

    When to see it

    Late spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map