Dasineura fraxinea

Description

The larva of the gall midge Dasineura fraxinea causes galls to form on Ash (Fraxinus).  The galls are in the leaf blade, 3 to 8 mm diameter with an irregular opening at the underside; often several in a leaflet. Larva solitary, white. 

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Habitat

Where Ash is present.

When to see it

Galls may be found when Ash is in leaf.

Life History

Univoltine, hibernation in the soil.

UK Status

Fairly widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Species profile

Species group:
Craneflies, Gnats & Midges
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Records on NatureSpot:
3
First record:
10/11/2022 (lemmon, roy)
Last record:
05/07/2023 (Timms, Sue)

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