Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus cecconii

Andricus cecconii Kieffer, 1901

on Quercus, agamous generation


± 3 cm large globular bud gall, resenbling the agamous gall of Andricus lucidus, but consiferably larger; fresh galls are shiny-sticky.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus infectoria & subsp. veneris, pubescens, robur subsp. pedunculiflora.

sexual generation

Andricus cecconii: galls on Quercus trojana

Quercus trojana, galls (from Houard, 1908a)


The flowers in an inflorescence are galled, the axis is swollen and a semi-woody, yellow or red globule with a diameter of ± 2 cm and a velvety surface, consisting of 10-18 individual galls. Each individual gall has the form of a cone that is attached to the centre of the globule by its tip, and with a base reminding of a Saturne peach fruit. Rarely also isolated gall occur.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus brantii, cerris, coccifera, ithaburensis & subsp. macrolepis, libani, trojana.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Andricus megalucidus Melika, Stone, Sadeghi & Pujade-Villar, 2004 (see Shachar ao, 2018a).


Azmaz (2015a), Azmaz & Katilmiş (2017a), Bayrak (2019a), Demirel, Tataroğlu & Katilmiş (2023a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Melika, Nicholls, Tavakoli, ao (2022a), Melika, Stone, Sadeghi & Pujade-Villar (2004a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Pujade-Villar, Kwast, Thuroczy & Bellido (2002a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Pujade-Villar, Kwast, Thuroczy & Bellido (2002a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a).

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