The small Cecid Fly, Dasineura urtica causes galls to form on the leaves of Common (Stinging) Nettle and Annual Nettle.
Anywhere that the host plants grow
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.
Common and widespread in Britain
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland
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