Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus dentimitratus

Andricus dentimitratus (Rejtő, 1887)

on Quercus, agamous generation

Andricus dentimitratus: gall on Quercus pubescens

Quercus pubescens, Spain, prov. Barcelona, Seva © Jordi Montobbio

Andricus dentimitratus: gall on Quercus pubescens

another specimens

fresh galls are extremely sticky


The gall develops in spring out of a cupula; the acorn remains small and abortive. The basal part of the gall contains the single gall chamber; pupation and hibernation in the gall.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus ilex, petraea, frainetto, pubescens, robur, suber.

on Quercus, sexual generation


This stage is unknown (if it does exist at all.)


Andricus viscosus Nieves-Aldrey, 1986; Andricus, Cynips, mayri Kieffer, 1897

Melika & Csóka (1998a) proposed as a replacement name for A. dentimitratus and A. viscosus the name A. gallaeviscosus (Fairmaire, 1882); however, the Fauna Europaea (2014) takes gallaeviscosus (albeit with Benson, 1953, as the author) as a synonym of dentimitratus.


Synergus reinhardi, pallidipennis.

parasitoids, predators

Mesopolobus sericeus.


Béguinot (2002h, 2003a), Bellmann (2012a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a), Melika (2006a), Melika & Csóka (1998a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Pujade-Villar (2005b), Pujade-Villar, Melika & Csóka (2000a), Tomasi (2014a).

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