Harmandiola globuli

    Description

    The gall midge Harmandiola globuli causes galls on the leaves of Aspen and White Poplar. The galls are raised, rounded, sometimes with a collar-like ring and 2.5 mm across and are dull red or yellowish. They contain larva which are orange when mature.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall

    Habitat

    Where Aspen and White Poplar occur.

    When to see it

    When the host species are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Not well recorded in Britain but probably fairly frequent.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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