Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus crispator

Andricus crispator Tschek, 1871

on Quercus

Andricus adleri: galls on Quercus cerris

Quercus cerris, galls (from Houard, 1908a)


Group of 5-25 globular, 2.5 mm large, thin-walled, remotely hairy, unilocular galls that are more or less closely aggregated on the upperside of a leaf (mainly on the veins), sometimes also on a young shoot. Fresh galls are shiny and bear relatively long, pink, unbranched hairs. Galls only to be found just above ground level. Pupation in the gall.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, ilex, suber.


Andricus adleri Mayr, 1880, buyssoni Kieffer, 1902.


Regarding the sexual generation see the note under Andricus burgundus.


Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2009a), Houard (1908a), Kwast (2014a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a, 2009a).

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