Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus cryptobius

Andricus cryptobius Wachtl, 1880

on Quercus, sexual generation

Andricus cryptobius gall on Quercus cerris

Quercus cerris, gall (from Houard, 1908a)


Bud gall, less than 3.5 mm high, hidden in a crown of dwarfed leaves. The gall has the shape and colour of an apple pip, and is attached with its broad base; surface with extending, upwards directed hairs.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2024).


Bowdrey (2016a), Buhr (1965a), Houard (1908a), Melika (2006a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a).

Last modified 3.i.2024