Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Andricus sternlichti

Andricus sternlichti Bellido, Pujade-Villar & Melika, 2003

on Quercus, agamous generation

Andricus sternlichti galls on Quercus cf. ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis

Quercus cf. ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis, Greece, Lesbos, Vrisa, 4.iv.2019 © Cor Zonneveld

Andricus sternlichti galls on Quercus cf. ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis

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Andricus sternlichti: gall

Greece, Lesbos, Andissa, 30.iii.2019; the galls were > 35 and extremely hard

Andricus sternlichti: exuvium

detail, with exuvium


globular, monolocular gall, derived from a terminal or lateral bud, with a diameter of 10-15 mm. The surface is sparsely covered by a number of 2-3 mm high pointed warts, connected by ridges. Young galls are green and fleshy, thy ripe gall is pale brown, extremely hard and does not fall off.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus infectoria & subsp. veneris, lusitanica, pubescens, robur subsp. pedunculiflora.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2024).


The galls from Lesbos were considerably larger than the description, and darker in colour. If a sexual does exist, it probably lives on Q. cerris.

The gall can easily be confused with the one of A. infectorius.


Azmaz & Katılmış (2015a), Azmaz (2015a), Bayrak (2019a), Bellido, Ros-Farré, Melika & pujade-villar (2003a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a)m , Hellrigl (2010a, 2012a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Karaca & Katılmış (2020a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Melika (2006a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Shachar, Melika, Inbar & Dorchin (2018a).

Last modified 2.i.2024