Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudoneuroterus macropterus

Pseudoneuroterus macropterus (Hartig, 1843)

on Quercus, agamous generation

Pseudoneuroterus macropterus: gall on Quercus cerris

Quercus cerris, gall (from Houard 1908a)


The tip of a young shoot over a length of 1 to 5 cm is swollen up to four times its normal thickness. Inside a large number of elliptic gall chambers, each with one larve, perpendicular to the gall’s outside.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus cerris, x hispanica, ithaburensis.

on Quercus, sexual generation


A small, hairless, broadly oval bud gall, up to 2 mm in length, at the inside of a bud scale. The young gall is shiny green when young, light brown when mature, with a thin and delicate wall but harder than the scale itself. The larva occupies the entire volume of the gall.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus ithaburensis.


Neuroterus macropterus.


The sexual generation is described by Shachar ao (2018a).


Ceroptres cerri, Synergus tibialis .


Buhr (1965a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2010a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Marković (2014a, 2015a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Melika, Pujade-Villar, Abe ao (2010a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a).

Last modified 27.i.2021