The larvae of the fly Chirosia grossicauda causes galls to form on Bracken fronds. The tip of the pinnule (involving a few pinnules) rolls downwards and may discolour, inside a white maggot mines along the main vein.
Wherever Bracken is present.
August to October.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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