Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus cydoniae

Andricus cydoniae Giraud, 1859

on Quercus

Andricus cydoniae: gall on Quercus cerris

Quercus cerris, gall (from Houard, 1908a)


Downy hairy, green (ultimately brown and woody), more or less ovoid gall of about 1.5 cm long at the end of a branch. From the gall often some more or less normal leaves may sprout. Near the tip the gall has a large hole that opens into a spacious gall chamber that has a large number of ovoid inner gall in its lower half, each with one solitary larva that pupates within the gall.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, petraea, robur, suber.


This probably is the sexual generation of either Andricus hartigi or A. truncicola (Stone ao, 2008a).


Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2010a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Hesse (1972a), Houard (1908a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kollár (2011a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Marković (2014a, 2015a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Roskam (2009a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a), Stone, Atkinson, Rokas ao (2008a).

Last modified 26.i.2021