Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus cecconii

Andricus cecconii Kieffer, 1901

on Quercus, agamous generation


± 3 cm large bud gall, covered by a mass of up to a cm long, thin, flattened, shining, curly appendages, not terminating in a bud and breaking off easily. The gall contains 10-20(50) gall chambers. The gall resembles the one of A. lucidus, but is considerably larger; young lucidus galls have a shiny, waxy surface, while cecconii galls are finely pubescent.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus infectoria & subsp. veneris, pubescens, robur subsp. pedunculiflora.

on Quercus, sexual generation

Andricus cecconii: galls on Quercus trojana

Quercus trojana, galls (from Houard, 1908a)


The flowers in an inflorescence are galled, forming a semi-woody, shining, yellow or red globule with a diameter of ± 2 cm and a finely pubescent surface. Each individual gall consists of a 1 cm high cone that is attached to the centre of the globule by its tip. The gall embraces a cavity above 3-4 gall chambers. Rarely also isolated gall occur.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus brantii, coccifera, ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis, libani, trojana.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Andricus megalucidus Melika, Stone, Sadeghi & Pujade-Villar, 2004 (see Shachar ao, 2018a).


Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Melika, Stone, Sadeghi & Pujade-Villar (2004a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Pujade-Villar, Kwast, Thuroczy & Bellido (2002a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a).

Last modified 26.i.2021