Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acanthococcus roboris

Acanthococcus roboris (Goux, 1931)

on deciduous trees

Acanthococcus roboris: female with ovisac

female with ovisac (from Spodek ao)


Adult female red, oval, up to 5 mm long with up to one cm long ovisac. Probably parthenogenetic. In bark crevices of stem and branches.

host plants

restricted polyphagous

Aesculus hippocastanum; Castanea sativa; Pterocarya fraxinifolia; Quercus coccifera, infectoria subsp. veneris, petraea, pubescens, robur.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a). Kozár, Kaydan, Konczné Benedicty & Szita (2013a), Spodek, Ben-Dov & Mendel (2013a).

Last modified 26.ii.2020