Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus superfetationis

Andricus superfetationis (Giraud, 1859)

on Quercus

Andricus superfetationis: galls on Quercus robur acorns

Quercus robur (from Houard, 1908)


5-6 mm high, lemon-shaped gall, attached to the rim of the cupula of an aborted acorn; sometimes several together. The fresh gall is green or red, appressed silky hairy. Larva solitary, pupation in the gall.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus x hispanica, lusitanica, petraea, pubescens, robur.


Only the agamous generation of this species is known.


Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Cerasa, lo Verde, Caleca & Massa (2015a), Houard (1908a), Kwast (2012a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 30.xi.2020