Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus seckendorffi

Andricus seckendorffi (Wachtl, 1879)

on Quercus, agamous generation

Andricus seckendorffi: gall on Quercus robur acorn

Quercus robur (from Houard, 1908a)


Gall attached to the outside of the cupula. The gall is rotund, multilocular, green or red when fresh, and bears 2-4 mm long curved spines all over, that are glutinous when the gall is fresh. Larva solitary, pupates within the gall.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, frainetto, infecoria, petraea, pubescens, robur.


The sexual stage develops in cryptic bud galls.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2024).


Azmaz & Katilmiş (2017a), Bayrak (2019a), Buhr (1965a), Demirel, Tataroğlu & Katilmiş (2023a) , Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a [“seckendorfi”]), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Kwast (2012a), Marković (2015a), Melika (1999a, 2006a, 2018a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 2.i.2024