Contarinia loti Diptera:Cecidiomyiidae A gall midge

Contarinia loti gall 39kb

Description - The gall is formed from the swollen flower buds of the host. If opened, the gall will often be found to contain several yellowish larvae of the gall midge feeding inside it.

Habitat - The gall occurs on species of Lotus, in Guernsey usually on Lotus pedunculatus the Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil. This plant is common in damp habitats.

Comments -Quite common in Guernsey where the host occurs.

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