Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus curtisii

Andricus curtisii (Müller, 1870)

on Quercus

Andricus curtisii: gall on Quercus lusitanica

Quercus lusitanica, gall (from Houard, 1908a)

Andricus curtisii gall

gall (from Mete & Demirsoy, 2012a)


Unilocular, roundish, 2-3 cm large gall, somewhat spongy, covered by large broad spines that touch at their bases; a spring gall.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus infectoria & subsp. veneris, lusitanica, petraea, pubescens.

According to Shachar ao the species lives exclusively on Quercus infectoria; records from other oaks possibly refer to Andricus hartigi.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Andricus mediterraneus Trotter, 1901; Cynips mediterranea.


Hellrigl (2010a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a).

Last modified 26.i.2021