Hawthorn Button-top Gall - Dasineura crataegi

Description

The gall midge Dasineura crataegi causes galls to form on the tips of hawthorn shoots. The galls are seen more often than the midge. Terminal shoot stunted and distorted into an irregular bunch of many slightly thickened deformed leaves with small red or green projections. It contains many orange-red larvae.

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Habitat

On Hawthorn

When to see it

Galls visible from June to September.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain, but under recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map