Mango gall midges

Mango gall midge

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  • Can affect shoots, leaves, fruit, flowers
  • Eggs laid on leaves cause small red spots
  • Wart-like galls form quickly and extend up to 3-4 mm in diameter
  • Heavily galled leaves can curl up and drop off prematurely, causing dieback of whole branches in susceptible cultivars
  • Long range dispersal through movement of infested plant material
  • Includes Procontarinia allahabadensis, P. fructiculi, P. frugivora, P. mangiferae, P. matteiana, P. pustulata, P. schreineri

High priority pests of: Mangoes

Scientific name: Procontarinia spp. (exotic species)
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Flies & Midges (DIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol