Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dryocosmus cerriphilus

Dryocosmus cerriphilus Giraud, 1859

on Quercus

Dryocosmus cerriphilus galls on Quercus cerris

Quercus cerris, Hungary, Budapest © László Érsek

Dryocosmus cerriphilus galls on Quercus cerris


Dryocosmus cerriphilus opened galls

opened gall

Dryocosmus cerriphilus larva



group of about 30, 5 mm long galls that erupt at all sides from a not too thin branch. Each individual gall is unilocular, sticky, and egg-shaped. Fresh galls are attended by ants.


Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus cerris.


Only the agamous generation is known. Several older authors supposed that Dryocosmus nervosus is the sexual generation, and Hellrigl states this for certain, but the Fauna Europaea (2013) takes both as independent species.


Buhr (1965a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Marković (2014a, 2015a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a).

Last modified 27.i.2021