DESCRIPTION: Smooth spherical galls of a pinkish, greenish or even fully reddish appearance are found within the nodes of the host species in great numbers where present and can fuse together and encircle the stem. The larva of the midge responsible for these swellings is found alone in each growth and is orange in colour. The larvae escape through a side opening in the gall and pupate in the soil. The galls turn brown with age and have an outer covering of short, shiny hairs. DISTRIBUTION: Local throughout Britain. HABITAT: Found on Lady's Bedstraw and Hedge Bedstraw.
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