Iteomyia capreae is a gall midge that causes galls to form on the leaves of willows (Salix). These may be in a side vein which become swollen and hard, or on the leaf surface forming a hard pouch, domed above and conical below, with a circular red-rimmed opening below; greenish, becoming yellow, brown, purple or red without hairs inside. Contains a larva which is white when young later orange or red.
Where the host species occur.
Whenever willow species are in leaf.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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