Little Black Pudding Gall Midge - Dasineura pteridis


    Dasineura pteridis is a gall midge whose larvae cause blackish cigar shaped galls to form on Bracken. The galls are seen more often than the adult.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall


    On Bracken.

    When to see it

    Galls on Bracken in autumn, adults in spring.

    Life History

    See under 'Description' above.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common in Britain in areas with Bracken.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in suitable areas of Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map