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Aquilegia flower bud gall midge

Observed: 7th May 2011 By: DavidNotton
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Small yellow orange larvae on flowers of Columbine (Aquilegia sp.). More visible after rain when they crawled to the outside of the waterlogged flowers.

    Likely ID
    Aquilegia flower bud gall midge (Macrolabis aquilegiae (Kieffer, 1909))
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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This species recently recorded as new to Britain...

...in recent illustrated publication: Halstead & Harris 2011 The Aquilegia flower bud gall midge... confirmed as being present in Britain. Cecidology 26(1): 2-3, fig. 1A.