Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus theophrasteus

Andricus theophrasteus (Trotter, 1902)

on Quercus

Andricus theophrasteus: gall on Quercus pubescens

Quercus pubescens (from Houard, 1908a)


Fruit gall, developed out of the cupula. The gall itself is hard, globular, 6-8 mm in diameter; it is wrapped in an up to 10 mm thick layer of yellowish white to ruddy layer of compact wool.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus infectoria, lusitanica, petraea, pubescens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a).

Last modified 27.i.2021