Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cynips fortii

Cynips fortii Trotter, 1907

on Quercus

Cynips fortii: galls on Quercus lusitanica

Quercus lusitanica; a: galled fruits; b: normal fruit (uit Trotter).

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus lusitanica.

distribution within Europe

Described from Turkey.


The name seems forgotten in the Cynipidae literature; its interpretation is far from certain. Trotter compares the gall (but not the wasp) with Andricus theophrasteus.


Buhr (1965a), Roskam (2019a), Trotter (1907a).

Last modified 19.xii.2019