Little Black Pudding Gall Midge - Dasineura pteridis


Dasineura pteridis is a gall midge whose larvae cause blackish cigar shaped galls to form on Bracken. The galls are seen more often than the adult.


On Bracken.

When to see it

Galls on Bracken in autumn, adults in spring.

Life History

See under 'Description' above.

UK Status

Widespread and common in Britain in areas with Bracken.

VC55 Status

Frequent in suitable areas of Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map