Andricus superfetationis (Giraud, 1859)

on Quercus

Andricus superfetationis: galls on Quercus robur acorns

Quercus robur (from Houard, 1908)

gall

5-6 mm high, lemon-shaped gall, attached to the rim of the cupula of an aborted acorn; sometimes several together. The fresh gall is green or red, appressed silky hairy. Larva solitary, pupation in the gall.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus x hispanica, lusitanica, petraea, pubescens, robur.

notes

Only the agamous generation of this species is known.

references

Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Houard (1908a), Kwast (2012a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 22.viii.2019