Blackberry Leaf Midge - Dasineura plicatrix

Description

The larvae of the Blackberry Leaf Midge Dasineura plicatrix cause galls to form on Bramble. The young leaf is creased, pleated or buckled with thickened veins. The larvae are present in the creases briefly in late spring or early summer. The leaf becomes black around the midrib after the larva has left.

Habitat

May be found anywhere that Bramble occurs.

When to see it

Late spring and summer.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map