Andricus anatolicus Melika, Mutun & Dinç, 2014

on Quercus

gall

10-25 mm large, ± globular galling of a lateral bud, with an irregular apical opening. The mature gall is reddish brown, mostly solitary; its surface is smooth, often somewhat sticky. The entire gall is filled with a corky mass, in which a single, central, gall chamber is left open. Adult wasps emerge in September.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus infectoria, macranthera.

notes

species described from Turkey; only asexual females are known.

references

Mutun, Dinç, Bozsó & Melika (2014a).

mod 17.xii.2018