Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus pictus

Andricus pictus (Hartig, 1856)

on Quercus, agamous generation

Andricud pictus: gall on Quercus pyrenaica

Quercus pyrenaica, gall (from Houard, 1908a)


Galling of the cupula; the acorn is more or less reduced. The basal shape of the gall is a low cone, its base provided with a number of long, slender processes. Fresh galls are deep red and very sticky (and resemble especially then strongly the galls of A. dentimitratus); later they turn brown and dry. Occasionally the gall occupies a bud.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus faginea, lusitanica, pyrenaica, ?robur.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2024).


Cynips picta; Andricus broteriae Pujade-Villar & Bachmann, 1999; Tavares, 1897; Cynips panteli Kieffer, 1901.


Regarding the sexual generation see the note under Andricus burgundus.


Gómez, Hernández Nieves, Garrido Torres, ao (2006a), Gómez, Hernández Nieves, Gayubo & Nieves-Aldrey (2017a), Houard (1908a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Multigner, Gil-Tapetado, Nieves-Aldrey & Gómez (2022a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade-Villar & Melika (2002a), Stone, Atkinson, Rokas, ao (2008a).

Last modified 3.i.2024