Hawthorn Button-top Gall - Dasineura crataegi
The gall midge Dasineura crataegi causes galls to form on the tips of hawthorn shoots. The galls are seen more often than the midge. Terminal shoot stunted and distorted into an irregular bunch of many slightly thickened deformed leaves with small red or green projections. It contains many orange-red larvae.
Galls visible from June to September.
Widespread in Britain, but under recorded.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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