Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus caliciformis

Andricus caliciformis (Giraud, 1859)

on Quercus

Andricus caliciformis gall

gall (from Houard, 1908a).


Bud gall, on young shoots: a 7-10 large green marble gall, its surface reminding the outside of a cupula. Inside an unilocular, thick-walled inner gall. Later the gall turns brown and extremely hard; it is not dropped. Pupation within the gall.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus canariensis, cerris, frainetto, infectoria, lusitanica, petraea, pubescens, robur.


Cynips caliciformis.


Only the agamous generation is known.


Bellido, Ros-Farré, Melika & pujade-villar (2003a), Buhr (1965a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2010a, 2012a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a), Marković (2014a, 2015a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a).

Last modified 26.i.2021