Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus caputmedusae

Andricus caputmedusae (Hartig, 1843)

on Quercus, agamous generation

Andricus caputmedusae

Quercus spec., North Macedonia, Lake respa, Otesevo, 29.vii.2019 ©
Cor Zonneveld

Andricus caputmedusae: gall on Quercus spec.

Quercus spec., Hungary, Balatonszepezd, 19.vii.2014 © László Érsek

Andricus caputmedusae: gall on Quercus spec.

another specimen

Andricus caputmedusae gall

Quercus infectoria, Greece, Lesvos, ix.2010 © Ben van As: old gall

gall

The gall, up to 6 cm large, derives from a cupula. The numerous filaments of the gall end in and acute point; in full-grown galls the filaments generally bear many side-branches. Young gall are carmine red and sticky.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus brantii, cerris, dalechampii, frainetto, hartwissiana, x haynaldiana, infectoria & subsp. veneris, ithaburensis, lusitanica, mongolica, petraea & subsp. iberica, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur, vulcanica.


notes

The sexual stage develops in cryptic bud galls.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2024).

synonyms

Cynips caputmedusae, caput-medusae.

references

Antov & Stojanova (2016a), Azmaz (2015a), Azmaz & Katilmiş (2017a), Bayrak (2019a), Béguinot (2003a), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Demirel, Tataroğlu & Katilmiş (2023a), Fusu (2017a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2010a, 2012a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Ilie & Marinescu (2011a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kollár (2007a, 2011a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Marković (2014a, 2015a), Melika (2006a, 2018a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Schimitschek (1939a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 2.i.2024