Wild Carrot

 
 

August 2014
 
 


The larva of the midge Kiefferia pericarpiicola causes a striking gall to form primarily in the flowerheads of the host plant which is usually Wild Carrot. The galls occur in clusters. Each gall starts off greenish-yellow and eventually turns bright purplish-red to brown; it is up to 5mm in diameter and contains a single orange larva of the midge. The gall is seen more often than the adult midge.
 
12 July 2012
 

 

Wild Carrot

26 June 2012
 

Wild Carrot




8 July 2005
 




 

A small spider on Wild Carrot

A small crab spider Misumena vatia
 on Wild Carrot

Hoverfly on Wild Carrot
Detail of the red flower
Detail of the red flower
Chrysotoxum bicinctum
ID by Stuart Dunlop (Donegal)
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