Andricus legitimus Wiebes-Rijks, 1980

Hymenoptera, Cynipidae

on Quercus

Andricus legitimus: gall on Quercus robur

Quercus robur, Biddinghuizen, Spijk- en Bremerbergbos © Hans Jonkman

cf Andricus legitimus gall in Quercus robur

Quercus robur Dronten, Roggebotbos © Hans Jonkman. From the original description of the species appears a strong variation in the degree of suppression of the development of the acorn. Possibly this is an extreme example.

gall

Unilocular, ovoid gall within an acorn the is abortive, and usually remains completed enclosed by the cupula. Multilocular galls have fallen victim to an inquiline.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus petraea, robur.

notes

only the agamous generation is known.

inquilines

Synergus clandestinus.

references

Bellmann (2012a) , Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Lambinon, Carbonelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon & Romain (2009a), Meika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Mutun & Dinç (2014a), Nieves-Aldrey (1983a, 2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Wiebes-Rijks (1980a), Williams (2010a).

15/01/2017

pub 15.i.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017