NS3980 : Leaf galls on nettle

taken 11 years ago, near to Jamestown, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Leaf galls on nettle
Leaf galls on nettle
These are caused by the gall midge species Dasineura urticae. They are pale green to purple, and have a slit-shaped opening (usually on the upper surface; see Link for an example). When the photo was taken, this gall was very common on the nettles growing alongside the cycle route between Renton and Balloch.

For another common gall on nettles that is caused by a fungus rather than an insect, see: NS3679 : Gall on nettle.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 September, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 21 September, 2008
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Grassland 
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Galls   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 395 805 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.4320N 4:34.4784W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 395 804
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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