Macrodiplosis pustularis

    Description

    The larvae of the gall midge Macrodiplosis pustularis cause galls on the leaves of Oak (Quercus) species. This takes the form of a downward roll, or fold and usually affects the leaf lobe at the tip of the vein. Green at first, with pale yellow spots, later brown and contains one larva.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult   Gall

    Habitat

    On Oak (Quercus) species.

    When to see it

    June and July.

    UK Status

    Widespread in areas of Britain where the host trees occur.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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