Parallelodiplosis galliperda

    Description

    The yellow larvae of the midge Parallelodiplosis galliperda live under spangle galls on oak leaves but are not the main gall causer.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Larva

    Recording advice

    Adult: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Larva: Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

    Habitat

    The larva of this inquiline species lives under spangle galls on oak leaves but is not the main gall causer.

    When to see it

    The lava may be found under spangle galls when oak is in leaf.

    UK Status

    Uncommon or under-recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map