Willow Bean Sawfly - Pontania bridgmanii

Alt Name
Bean Gall

Pontania bridgmanii is a sawfly that causes a gall to form on certain species of Willow.


Hedgerows and damp places where the host willow trees are present.

Life History

The larva is found inside the Willow Bean Gall on Goat Willow and Grey Willow.

UK Status

Common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map