Hemerocallis Gall Midge - Contarinia quinquenotata

Description

The larva of Hemerocallis Gall Midge (Contarinia quinquenotata) is a serious pest of Daylilies (Hemerocallis sp.). It infests the flower buds causing the flowers to remain closed and rot.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Where the host species of Daylily occur.

When to see it

When Daylilies are in bloom.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain, though less frequent in Scotland.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map