Pseudoneuroterus saliens (Kollar, 1857)

on Quercus, agamous generation

Pseudoneuroterus saliens: galls on Quercus cerris

Quercus cerris, North Macedonia, National Park Galičica (Resen), oak forest, 1100 m a.s.l., 30.vii.2019 © Cor Zonneveld

Pseudoneuroterus saliens: gall on Quercus cerris

another specimen

Pseudoeuroterus saliens FF gall on Quercus cerris

Quercus cerris © Roelof Jan Koops


spindle-shaped gall (actually more like a slender cowry shell), attached to a twig, petiole or midrib, often several in a row. The gall is up to 3 mm long, hard, sometimes with a few length ridges.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, x hispanica, ilex, ithaburensis, libani, lusitanica, petraea, pyrenaica, robur, suber.

on Quercus, sexual generation

Pseudoeuroterus saliens: sexual generation galls on Quercus x hispanica

Quercus x hispanica (cerris x suber), Belgium, Bruxelles, Ixelles, Jardin du Roi @ Bart Uitterhaegen

Pseudoeuroterus saliens: sexual generation gall


Pseudoeuroterus saliens: sexual generation gall



the acorn and cupula are transformed into a succulent mass; from the outside of the cupula spread a large number of, usually reddish, “tentacles”. Several oval gall chambers develop in the gall tissue, each with a solitary larva. Wasps emerge in the summer of the same year.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, ithaburensis, libani, petraea, robur, suber.


Neuroterus saliens; N. saltans Giraud, 1859; N. glandiformis Giraud, 1859.


Ceroptres cerri.


Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dodd & Spooner (2009a), Chinery (2011a), Ecott (2012a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Koops (2013a), Kwast (2012a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Melika, Pujade-Villar, Abe ao (2010a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade-Villar (2005b), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Roskam (2009a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a), Tavares (1905a), Vilarrubia Garet (1956a), Williams (2010a).

mod 22.viii.2019