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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