Jaapiella veronicae


    The tiny orange bodied, long legged Gall Midge, Jaapiella veronicae causes galls to form on Germander Speedwell

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall


    Anywhere that the host plant grows

    Life History

    The midge lays its eggs in the terminal buds of Speedwell plants, usually Germander Speedwell. These causes the young leaves to become thickened and deformed allowing a pouch to develop to accommodate one or two orange-red larvae.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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