Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus coronatus

Andricus coronatus (Giraud, 1859)

on Quercus

Andricus coronatus gall on Quercus robur

Quercus robur (from Houard, 1908a)


Galling of an adventive bud, most often of a previous year’s branch. The gall is dish-shaped, a good cm broad and high, surrounded by a radiating (sometimes double) crown of four or five flattened spines. The fresh gall is yellowish green and covered by sticky resin, 10-12 mm high and 12-15 mm wide. The small gall chamber has an inner gall with a single larve, that pupates in the gall.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, frainetto, petraea, pubescens, robur.


Cynips coronatus; Cynips coronariade Stefani, 1898.


Only the agamous generation of this species is known.


Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (908a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a), Marković (2014a, 2015a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 26.i.2021