juliancooksey's picture

Infested nettles

Observed: 29th September 2011 By: juliancooksey
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Purple and whitish discolouration of nettles scattered at edge of field. Two weeks contained little white eggs, now much swollen.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Dasineura urticae interacts


dejayM's picture


Robert, this does not look at all typical (of other pictures). The colour is odd and the configuration not quite right.
But, BUT the essential clue of descriptive text might swing it!
If only people would add a few words of description
Is there anything else it could be?
Until yesterday I had NEVER heard of this organism!
I will come back if you comment here - I am inclined to agree, it needs one!
PS one here http://www.ispotnature.org/node/367998 that helps..ðj

RHoman's picture

Colour balance perhaps

There seems to be a bit of a blue wash in the pictures, shown especially in the last one. Regarding urticae colour, Redfern and Shirley say "pale green to purplish".

Robert Homan

dejayM's picture


R. I think it's settled. I've read a LOT more this morning, in the clear and clean sea-air and bright sunshine of Orkney. I have agreed, maybe you'll get more now, as this post will show New activity.
There's far too much Dormancy in iSpot!
I appreciate your general and continuous interest here.

markwilson's picture


I am trying to get all UK plant gall postings in one place



This will hopefully increase the "visibility" to people interested in plant galls and increase identifcation/confirmation rates

There are currently over 550 records collected

Could you please tag any plant gall records "plant gall" or "plant gall causer" - without speech marks

Thanks in anticipation - apologies if you get multiple requests as I am trawling through past records.

If you feel reasonably confident in your id why not go to "other observations and confirm them - Following Derek's advice - if you go here to get to the next record for the same species just go to the top left and click next

Mark Wilson