Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Callirhytis bella

Callirhytis bella (Dettmer, 1930)

on Quercus

Callirhytis bella on Quercus robur

Quercus robur, Biddinghuizen, Spijkbos, 4.v.2018 © Arnold Grosscurt


Ovoid, smooth, light brown, gall of 3-4 mm, largely hidden between the scales of a lateral or terminal bud. At the side eventually a large exit hole. Often several together.

host plants

Fahaceae, monophagous

Quercus petraea, robur.


Only the sexual generation is known. The gall cannot be distinguished without breeding from that of the sexual generation of Neuroterus anthracinus.


Eady & Quinlan (1963a), Nieves-Aldrey (1992a), Redfern & Shirley (20211a), Roskam (2009a), Williams (2010a).

Last modified 2.viii.2022