Dasineura helianthemi Diptera: Cecidomyiidae - gall midge
Dasineura helianthemi

Photographs on Helianthemum nummularium, Common Rock-rose

Helianthemum nummularium, oelandicum

Leaves at shoot tip become concave, thickened, and often excessively hairy. Each gall contains 2-5 pale-orange larvae.

Aceria rosalia also causes galling of shoot tips but gall contains mites.

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Dasineura helianthemi
Dasineura helianthemi
Ulwell Gap, Swanage, Dorset. September 2015

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