Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acanthochermes quercus

Acanthochermes quercus Kollar, 1848

on Quercus


fundatrix-larvae, sucking at the underside of the still very young leaf become surrounded by a ridge of swollen leaf tissue. Once they are full grown they leave the gall and start a colony in a bark fissure.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus petraea, pubescens, robur.


Phylloxera acanthochermes Lichtenstein, 1876.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Sylvén (1960a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 2.iii.2020