Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Callirhytis rufescens

Callirhytis rufescens (Mayr, 1882)

on Quercus, agamous generation


At the inside of an acorn, below the outer wall, a large number of not coalescing gall chambers. The development inside the gall takes several years.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus faginea, pubescens, pyreanaica.

on Quercus, sexual generation


Gall chambers under the bark on unchanged one-year twigs; only the eventual appearance of exit holes betrays their presence. See Callirhytis spec.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus faginea, infectoria, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur.


Arthrolytus glandium; Eupelmus aseculatus.


Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Cerasa (2015a), Cerasa, lo Verde & Massa (2014a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Fusu (2017a), Gomez & Nieves-Aldrey (2012a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2010a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Melika (2006a), Nieves-Aldrey (1992a, 2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade-Villar (2005b), Pujade-Villar, Kwast, Thuroczy & Bellido (2002a).

Last modified 30.iv.2022