Dasineura urticae


    The small Cecid  Fly, Dasineura urtica causes galls to form on the leaves of Common (Stinging) Nettle and Annual Nettle.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall


    Anywhere that the host plants grow

    Life History

    The eggs are laid in the base of the leaf or in the main leaf veins. The larvae then cause a 'pouch' to form in the leaf structure and from this enclosed retreat they consume the inner tissues of the leaf.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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