Tetraneura ulmi

Alternative names
Fig Gall

The aphid Tetraneura ulmi causes a fig like gall to be formed on certain species of elm. This is a quite large, solitary, upright, pouch like gall on the upper surface of the leaf. The gall is more often seen than the adult aphid.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall


Anywhere that the host species - English Elm, Wych Elm or Small-leaved Elm are present

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent  in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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