Andricus lucidus (Hartig, 1843)

Andricus lucidus: gall on Quercus robur

Quercus robur, Hungary, Kimle © László Érsek

Andricus lucidus: gall on Quercus robur

the gall is developed from a cupula

Andricus lucidus: gall on Quercus robur


Andricus lucidus: gall on Quercus robur


on Quercus, agamous generation

Andricus lucidus: fresh gall on Quercus pubescens

Quercus pubescens, Bulgaria, Varna © Stéphane Claerebout: fresh gall

Andricus lucidus: old gall on Quercus sp.

Qercus sp., Croatia, prov. Istria, Labin © Quentin Hubert: old gall


Bud gall, less often attachted to a cupula. Multilocular gall, bearing about hundred sticky spines, about a cm long, with a globular tip.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus frainetto, petraea, pubescens, robur.

on Quercus, sexual generation


Catkin gall. Conspicuous, up to 3 cm large bunch of, in principle, discoidal galls that push aside each other; the individual galls are bilocular. They are green at first, reddish and hard later. Galled catkins remain long on the tree.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, pubescens.


Andricus aestivalis Giraud, 1859; A. lucidus erinaceus Kieffer, 1901.


Mediterranean species, that first appeared in the UK in the 1990’s, in both generations.


Synergus umbraculus.


Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Chinery (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ecott (2012a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2010a, 2012a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kollár (2011a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Marković (2015a), Meika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Pujade-Villar, Kwast, Thuroczy & Bellido (2002a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Williams (2010a).

mod 29.i.2018