Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus serotinus

Andricus serotinus (Giraud, 1859)

on Quercus, agamous generation

Andricus serotinus: galls on Quercus robur

Quercus robur (from Houard, 1908a).


Bud gal, derived from a dormant bud of shoot more than one or two years old or at the base of a stem, largely covered by leaf litter or soil. The gall itself, a white or red globule of some 5 mm, is completely hidden by a large number of thread-like filaments that are up to a cm long, gradually becoming thinner towards their tip, and erect, white-hairy. The gall is unilocular, thin-walled; the solitary larva pupates in the gall. Often several galls are united into a globular mass.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus infectoria, petraea, pubescens, robur.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2024).


Azmaz (2015a), Azmaz & Katılmış (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Melika (2006a, 2018a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Mutun & Dinç (2014a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 2.i.2024