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.
Galls on Bracken in autumn, adults in spring.
See under 'Description' above.
Widespread and common in Britain in areas with Bracken.
Frequent in suitable areas of Leicestershire and Rutland.
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