Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus multiplicatus

Andricus multiplicatus Giraud, 1859

on Quercus, sexual generation

Andricus multiplicatus galls on Quercus cerris

Quercus cerris, gall (from Houard, 1908a).


Up to 2.5 cm large, strongly hairy, mass at the end of a branch, consisting of the strongly widened cup-like end of the branch and swollen leaf cushions, the whole surrounded by a leaf nest of malformed, dwindling and soon yellowing leaves. Inside a cluster of fused, thin-walled unilocular galls, each with a solitary larva. Pupation within the gall.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus brantii, cerris, x hispanica, ithaburensis, libani, robur, suber, trojana.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2024).


Azmaz (2015a), Azmaz & Katilmiş (2017a), Bayrak (2019a), Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Cerasa, lo Verde, Caleca & Massa (2015a, 2016a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Demirel, Tataroğlu & Katilmiş (2023a), Gregor, Šefrová, Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2022a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2010a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a), Marković (2014a, 2015a), Melika (2006a, 2018a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a), Sottile, Cerasa, Massa & lo Verde (2022a).

Last modified 2.i.2024