Andricus pseudoinflator Tavares, 1901

on Quercus, agamous generation

Andricus pseudinflator: gall on Quercus lusitanica

Quercus lusitanica, gall (from Houard, 1908a)

gall

smooth, green, 3-4mm large, ± rotund bud galls of lateral or terminal buds, initially enclosed by the bud scales for half of their height.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus faginea, lusitanica, pubescens, robur.


on Quercus, sexual generation

gall

the length growth of a young shoot has been stopped, and its tip is swollen clublike. Inside a spacious cavity, lined with a spongy tissue, which houses a small inner gall.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus faginea, lusitanica, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur.

synonyms

Andricus bocagei Kieffer, 1901.

notes

As the species name already suggests, the galls of both generations strongly resemble those of A. inflator. The gall of the sexual phase is much smaller (4-6 mm, as opposed to 8-15 mm in inflator).

inquilines

Synergus ruficornis.

references

Bellido, Ros-Farré & Pujade-Villar (2003a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Cogolludo (1921a), Hellrigl (2009a), Houard (1908a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Nieves-Aldrey (1983a, 2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Tavares (1905a).

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