Iteomyia major

    Description

    The gall midge Iteomyia major causes galls to form on the leaves of willows (Salix sp.). These take the form of a coalesced group of 2 to 10 hard, round pustules containing larvae which are white when young but later orange or red.

    Habitat

    Where the host plants (willows) are found.

    When to see it

    Whenever the host willows are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map