Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Plagiotrochus cardiguensis

Plagiotrochus cardiguensis (Tavares, 1928)

Hymenoptera, Cynipidae

on Quercus

Plagiotrochus cardiguensis: galls on Quercus ilex

Quercus ilex; from Vilarrubia Garet (1956a)


Anther gall. The filament and one of the anthers has been transformed into a unilocular, ovoid gall, about 1 mm long with a truncate tip; the remants of the other anther are recognisable at the side. The wall is thin and smooth, lemon-coloured; when the gall has been vacated a large circular opening is visible at the side of the gall.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus coccifera, ilex.


Neuroterus cardiguensis.


No agamous generation is known if this species.


Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade, Villemant & Andreï-Ruiz (2000a), Vilarrubia Garet (1956a).


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