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.

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