Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus mitratus

Andricus mitratus (Mayr, 1870)

on Quercus

Andricus mitratus galls

gall (from Houard, 1908a)


bud gall on rather thin branches, often also in a leaf axil. The gall consists of a lobed, cushion-shoped basal part that partly wraps around the branch, and a cylindrical central part, c. 7 mm high. Fresh galls are red and sticky. In the central innner gall a solitary larva or pupa.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, petraea, pubescens,robur.


Cynips mitrata.

parasitoids, predators

Ormyrus nitidulus.


Only the agamous generation is known.


Buhr (1965a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a), Marković (2014a, 2015a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Tomasi (2014a).

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