Dasineura kiefferiana

Description

The gall midge Dasineura kiefferiana causes galls to form on the leaves of Rosebay Willowherb. The leaf margins roll inward or fold downward, narrow, tight and thickened, often flattened 7 to 10 mm long but may coalesce to form a longer roll.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall

Habitat

Where the host plant (Rosebay Willowherb) occurs.

When to see it

When Rosebay Willowherb is in leaf.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map