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 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), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a), Marković (2014a, 2015a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 19.viii.2018