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.
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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RHS Science: Agapanthus gall midge species description
RHS Science project: Description and biology of agapanthus gall midge
RHS Science project: Biology and control of agapanthus gall midge
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