Factsheet Saddle gall midge in winter wheat

Author: L. Langner
Country: All
Posted on: May 15, 2023
Document type: Publications
Saddle gall midge (Haplodiplosis marginata) is a sporadic pest of cereals, which usually persists at low population levels. Yield loss can be caused by constricted vascular supply to the ears as a result of larval feeding and by lodging of gall-weakened stems in high winds. Damage is caused by subsequent larval feeding.