Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus galeatus

Andricus galeatus (Giraud, 1859)

on Quercus

Andricus galeatus galls

galls (from Houard, 1908a)


Bud gall at the end of a branch, about 8 mm long. The gall is short and coarsely hairy and consists of two parts, one above the other. The lower section is globular and brownish purple in colour. The upper part is onion-shaped, yellowish brown, deeply furrowed lengthwise, and is often frayed at the tip. In the lower section an oval gall chamber, with one larva that pupates in the gall.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, frainetto, montana, petraea, pubescens, robur & subsp. pedunculiflora.


Cynips galeata.

parasitoids, predators

Ormyrus nitidulus.


Only the agamous generation is known of this species.


Bellido, Ros-Farré, Melika & pujade-villar (2003a), Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2010a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Marković (2014a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Pellizzari (2010a), Tomasi (2014a).

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