Agapanthus gall midge

Agapanthus gall midge is a fly that can cause buds of Agapanthus  to become deformed and discoloured and fail to flower. It was first noticed in the UK in 2014 but may have been present for several years.

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Affected buds with agapanthus gall midge larvae

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Common name Agapanthus gall midge
Latin name Enigmadiplosis agapanthi
Plants affected Agapanthus species and cultivars
Main symptoms Deformed and browning flower buds that fail to open
Caused by Larvae of a small fly
Timing June to late September

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