Dasineura ulmaria

    Description

    The larva of gall midge Dasineura ulmaria causes galls to form on Meadowsweet. (described under Life History). The galls are seen more often than the adult.

    Habitat

    On Meadowsweet.

    When to see it

    Larva June to July, pupa August.

    Life History

    Upper leaf surface has smooth reddish rounded swellings, 1 to 2 mm across, with pale yellow, hairy, conical projections below that are between 2 and 4 mm long; usually on veins. The larva is pale yellow.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map