Andricus burgundus Giraud, 1859

on Quercus

gall

Individual male flower buds are changed into 2 mm long, oval, yellow red, unilocular galls, generally 3-8 together. The wall is thin and hard, and the outside bears four faint longitudinal ridges.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus cerris, suber.

notes

A molecular and genetic analysis by Stone ao (2008a) has shown that burgundus actually is a morphospecies, a mix of the sexual generations of at least six species of which only the agamous generation was known: Andricus conglomeratus, coriarius, hystrix, pictus, polycerus and either crispator or multiplicatus.

inquilines

see the note under Synophrus hispanicus.

references

Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2012a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade-Villar (1986a, 2005b), Stone, Atkinson, Rokas ao (2008a), Tavares (1905a).

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