Andricus sternlichti Bellido, Pujade-Villar & Melika, 2003
Quercus cf. ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis, Greece, Lesbos, Vrisa, 4.iv.2019 © Cor Zonneveld
Greece, Lesbos, Andissa, 30.iii.2019; the galls were > 35 and extremely hard
detail, with exuvium
globular, monolocular gall, derived from a terminal or lateral bud, with a diameter of 10-15 mm. The surface is sparsely covered by a number of 2-3 mm high pointed warts, connected by ridges. Young galls are green and fleshy, thy ripe gall is pale brown, extremely hard and does not fall off.
Quercus infectoria & subsp. veneris, pubescens, robur subsp. pedunculiflora.
The galls from Lesbos were considerably larger than the description, and darker in colour.
Only the asexual generation of this species is known. If a sexual does exist, it probably lives on Q. cerris.
The gall can easily be confused with the one of A. infectorius.
Bellido, Ros-Farré, Melika & pujade-villar (2003a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Hellrigl (2010a, 2012a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Melika (2006a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a).