Didymomyia tiliacea

Description

Didymomyia tiliacea is a gall forming midge found on Lime.  It is a woody swelling, most often on upperside, conical above and hemispherical below.  In midsummer a inner gall sticks out from the cone, later falling and leaving a hole in the outer gall which then become covered over. 

Identification difficulty

Gall Adult

Habitat

on Lime trees

UK Status

Uncommon or under-recorded.

VC55 Status

Unknown.

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Species profile

Species group:
Craneflies, Gnats & Midges
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Cecidomyiidae
Records on NatureSpot:
11
First record:
11/10/2018 (Grimes, Martin)
Last record:
01/08/2023 (lemmon, roy)

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