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.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall


    On Hawthorn

    When to see it

    Galls visible from June to September.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but under recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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