Juniper: Juniper tip midge

categories: Conifers Juniper Juniper Insects Ornamentals

revision date: 2023-02-07 12:00


Juniper tip midge larvae feed in the tips of shoots, causing them to swell and form green galls. After the larvae have left, the galls turn brown (sometimes reddish) and the tips die back. Symptoms of mining and exit holes may be found at the junction between living and dead tissue or at the base of the swollen portion.

Management Options

Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for successful plant problem management.

Non-chemical Management

Select non-chemical management options as your first choice!

  • Remove dead tips to improve appearance of plants.
  • Remove and destroy green galls.

Chemical Management

IMPORTANT: Visit Home and Garden Fact Sheets for more information on using pesticides.

  • None recommended