Andricus megalucidus Melika, Stone, Sadeghi & Pujade-Villar, 2004

on Quercus

gall

5-6 cm large bud gall, covered by a mass of up to a cm long, thin, flattened, shining, curly appendages, not terminating in a bud. The gall contains up to 50 gall chambers. The gall resembles the one of A. lucidus, but is considerably larger.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus infectoria, pubescens.

notes

only parthenogenetic females are known. The species was described from Iran, but reported earlier as Andricus nr. lucidus by Pujade-Villar ao from Greece (Corfu) and found later in Turkey.

references

Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Melika, Stone, Sadeghi & Pujade-Villar (2004a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Pujade-Villar, Kwast, Thuroczy & Bellido (2002a).

mod 20.xi.2018