Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus amblycerus

Andricus amblycerus (Giraud, 1859)

on Quercus, agamous generation

Andricus amblycerus: gall

gall (from Houard, 1908a)


Bud gall on both lateral and terminal buds. The unilocular gall is 4-6 mm long, its wall is lined with a short velvet. The gall consists of a swollen lower part that bears some five blunt upwards and outwards directed processes; in their centre a small papilla, surrounded by a ring of hairs. No inner gall.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, frainetto, infectoria, petraea & subsp. iberica, pubescens, robur, suber.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2024).


Cynips amblycera.


Azmaz (2015a), Azmaz & Katilmiş (2017a), Bellido, Melika & Pujade-Villar (2005a), Bellido, Ros-Farré, Melika & pujade-villar (2003a), Buhr (1965a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Marković (2014a, 2015a), Melika (2006a, 2018a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 2.i.2024