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Beech Gall Midge



P_beechgallmidge

Beech Gall Midge

Usually appear in

Summer to Autumn


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Caused By:-     The Insect Hartigiola annulipes

Description

In Summer yellowish-brown tubular growths are seen on the upper parts of the leaves of Beech. These contain the larvae of the fly which lay their eggs on the leaves in mid-summer. There are other flies that cause this effect. Picture from Wikimedia Commons.
See also these other Galls ACER GALL MITES, ACORN GALL MITES, AZELAE GALL, BLACKCURRANT GALL MIDGE, BROOM GALL MIDGE, CAMELLIA GALL, CROWN GALL, EUONOMUS GALL, FELT GALL MITES, FORSYTHIA GALL, GALLS, GALL WASP, GLEDITSIA POD GALL MIDGE, HEMEROCALLIS GALL MIDGE, HAWTHORN BUTTON TOP GALL MIDGE, KNOPPER GALL OF ACORNS, LEAFY GALL, LIME NAIL GALL MITE, OAK GALL WASP, PEAR LEAF BLISTER MITE, PINAPPLE GALL ALDELGID, PLUM GALL MIDGE, ROBINS PINCUSHION, TURNIP GALL WEEVIL, VINE ERINOSE GALL MITE, VIOLET GALL MIDGE, WILLOW BEAN GALL SAWFLY.


Control

Spraying with a systemic insecticide if possible. The flies rarely caused the death of the tree and it usually outgrows the predation.



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