Neuroterus albipes (Schenck, 1863)

on Quercus, agamous generation

Neuroterus albipes gall

Quercus robur, Duin en Kruidberg

Neuroterus albipes gall

Quercus robur, Nieuwendam

gall

Galls from July till September; mature in August.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, dalechampii, frainetto, x haynaldiana, infectoria subsp. veneris, lusitanica, petraea, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur.


on Quercus, sexual generation

Neuroterus albipes FM gall

disfigured leaf with gall (from Eady & Quinlan, 1963a)

Neuroterus albipes FM catkin gall

catkin gall (from Eady & Quinlan, 1963a)

Neuroterus albipes FM

Quercus robur, Dronten © Arnold Grosscurt

Neuroterus albipes FM gall on Quercus robur catkin

Quercus robur, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Balen, Scheps © Carina Van Steenwinkel: gall attached to the basal part of a male catkin (that distally also bore some galls of Andricus quadrilineatus).

Neuroterus albipes FM gall on Quercus robur catkin

Quercus robur, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Retie, Prinsenpark © Carina Van Steenwinkel: gall attached to an aborted male catkin.

gall

de ± 4 mm long, oval gall lies with its long side against the margin of a very young, still unfolding leaf. Around the gall development of the leaf is seriously disturbed. Sometimes the gall can be found in an unfolding bud or attached the axis of a male catkin. Galls generally solitary, the surface is somewhat granulate.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus canariensis, cerris, coccifera, frainetto, ilex, infectoria subsp. veneris, lusitanica, petraea, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur, trojana.

synonyms

Neuroterus albipes lusitanicus Tavares, 1902; N. codinae Tavares, 1928; N. laeviusculus Schenck, 1863; N. albipes laeviusculus.

notes

Although the occurrence of this gall in male catkins is considered rare in the literature, they were found by Carina at several occasions, generally near the base of the catkin.

inquilines

Xenodiplosis laeviusculi.

references

Abras, Fassotte, Chandelier & Cavelier (2008a), Béguinot (2001c, 2002a,d,e,f,g, 2003a, 2005a, 2006a,c, 2007b, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Chinery (2011a), Cogolludo (1921a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Csóka (2012a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Deckert & Deckert (2016a), Eady & Quinlan (1963a), Ecott (2012a), Flügel (2016a), Groom (2011a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kollár (2011a), Koops (2013a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon & Romain (2009a), Lambinon, Schneider & Chevin (2003a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade-Villar (2005b), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a), Sylvén (1960a), Vilarrubia Garet (1956a), Williams (2010a).

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