Dasineura gleditchiae

    Description

    The larva of the gall midge Dasineura gleditchiae causes galls to form on the Honey Locust Tree (Gleditsia triacanthos).  The leaflets become thickened and folded to form pods up to 10 mm long, often becoming reddened, each containing several orange larvae.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Where Honey Locust Tree (Gleditsia triacanthos) is present.

    When to see it

    When the host tree is in leaf.

    UK Status

    Introduced from North America and established in the south of England, now spreading north. It is not well recorded in Britain, so true status is difficult to determine.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map