Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus moreae

Andricus moreae (Graeffe, 1905)

on Quercus


inverse cone-shaped gall that with a somewhat narrowed stalk sits on the base of a petiole. The flat top of the gall bears a circle of 7-11 low bumps. The gall is stone-hard, brown to grey, unilocular, ± 9-11 mm in diameter.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus infectoria & subsp. veneris, pubescens.


Cynips caliciformis.


Only the agamous generation is known. The species in known from Greece and the Greek islands, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon.


Bellido, Ros-Farré, Melika & pujade-villar (2003a), Hellrigl (2010a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2005a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a).

Last modified 10.iv.2019