Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus hispanicus

Andricus hispanicus (Hartig, 1856)

on Quercus, agamous generation


the galls of the agamous generation are identical to those of A. kollari.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus lusitanica, petraea, pubescens, robur.

on Quercus, sexual generation


bud gall: 1.5 mm long, ovoid-acuminate, smooth, for 50-80% hidden by the bud scales.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus cerris, coccifera, faginea, ilex, suber.


Andricus luteicornis Kieffer, 1899; A. mayeti Kieffer, 1896; A. niger Kieffer 1901, da Silva Tavares, 1902 (nec Fourcroy, 1785); Cynips kollari var. minor Kieffer, 1901. The status of niger of Fourcroy is uncertain (Fauna Europaea, 2014).


A. hispanicus is the sister species of A. kollari, living in the Iberian Peninsula and adjacent parts of France and and the Maghreb; the two can be separated only in the sexual generation.
Houard describes A. luteicormis as responsible of a catkin gall on Quercus suber in the following words “A swollen, half-open flower bud contains 5-10 oval, smooth, light red, thin-walled, ± 2 mm long galls derived from an anther”. Probably this description does not apply to A. hispanicus.


Bellido, Ros-Farré, Melika & pujade-villar (2003a), Bellido, Ros-Farré & Pujade-Villar (2003a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Cerasa (2015a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gómez, Hernández Nieves, Garrido Torres, ao (2006a), Hellrigl (2009a), Houard (1908a), Nieves-Aldrey (1981a, 2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade-Villar, Folliot & Bellido (2003a), Pujade, Villemant & Andreï-Ruiz (2000a), Pujade-Villar (2005b), Salas-Remón, Llimona, Lozano ao (2015a), da Silva Tavares (1902a, 1905a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 10.x.2023