Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus grossulariae

Andricus grossulariae Giraud, 1859

acorn cup gall

on Quercus, agamous generation

Andricus grossulariae FF on Quercus pubescens

Quercus pubescens, France, dép. Alpes-Maritimes, Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne © Pierre Gros

Andricus grossulariae FF: gall on Quercus robur

Quercus robur, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Hoboken; © Chris Snyers

Andricus grossulariae FF: gall on Quercus robur

the galled acorn contains several larval cells

Andricus grossulariae FF: old gall

Quercus robur, Zeewolde, Harderbos © Hans Jonkman: old gall (October)

Andricus grossulariae FF: old gall, opened

opened gall


galling of the acorn, that almost entirely remains hidden within the cupula, or a bud. On top a bunch of fleshy appendages.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus frainetto, lusitanica, petraea, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur.

on Quercus, sexual generation

Andricus grossulariae: young catkin gall

Quercus cerris, Zeewolde, Harderbos © Hans Jonkman: young, still hairy, catkin gall

Andricus grossulariae: old gall on Quercus cerris

old galls, early June

Andricus grossulariae fm young galls

Quercus cerris, Dronten: young galls on male catkins; © Arnold Grosscurt

Andricus grossulariae fm ripe galls

ripe galls

Andricus grossulariae fm gall, section

section through two, fused, galls

Andricus grossulariae

two weeks later this adult was found in an opened gall.


Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus cerris, frainetto, x hispanica, infectoria & subsp. veneris, ithaburensis, robur, suber, trojana.


Andricus mayri Wachtl, 1879; A. panteli Kieffer, 1897 (but Pujade-Villar ao (2002a) consider panteli a distinct species); Andricus panteli var. fructuum Trotter, 1899; Andricus peyerimhoffi Kieffer, 1909.

What is intended with “Cynips Panteli Tav.” in Tavares (1905: 85) is not clear.


Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a), Burton & Schneider (2018a), Cerasa (2015a), Chinery (2011a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ecott (2012a), Groom (2011a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2010a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kollár (2011a), Koops (2013a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Nieves-Aldrey (1981a, 2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pellizzari (2010a), Pujade-Villar (1986a, 2005b), Pujade-Villar, Boukreris, Saimi,ao (2010a), Pujade-Villar, Kwast, Thuroczy & Bellido (2002a), Pujade-Villar & Melika (2002a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a), Williams (2010a).

Last modified 4.v.2020