Andricus caputmedusae (Hartig, 1843)

on Quercus

Andricus caputmedusae: gall on Quercus spec.

Quercus spec., Hungary, Balatonszepezd © László Érsek

Andricus caputmedusae: gall on Quercus spec.

another specimen

Andricus caputmedusae gall

Quercus infectoria, Greece, Lesvos © Ben van As: old gall

gall

The gall derives from a cupula. Young gall are carmine red and sticky.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Qercus cerris, frainetto, infectoria, petraea, pubescens, robur.

synonyms

Cynips caputmedusae.

notes

The sexual generation is unknown; perhaps the species is completely parthenogenetic.

references

Béguinot (2003a), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2010a, 2012a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Ilie & Marinescu (2011a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kollár (2007a, 2011a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Marković (2015a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 27.i.2018