Neuroterus albipes reflexus Kieffer, 1901
on Quercus, agamous generation
Quercus spec., Germany, Saarland, Bexbach 2.vi.2023 © Volker Fäßler
on Quercus, sexual generation
All agamous galls on a young oak in Volker’s garden are of the type N. albipes reflexus. It may therefore be assumed that also these sexual galls, of the same tree and date, belong to the subspecies.
like the agamous spangle gall of albipes, but the outline is three- or four-lobed; at the same time the margin is more strongly rolled inwards.
Quercus petraea, pubescens, robur.
Neuroterus laeviusculus reflexus.
Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a) do not exclude the possibility of a distinct species, and the Fauna Europaea (2014) considers reflexus a valid subspecies, but most authors seemingly give their opinion by not mentioning the form.
Buhr (1965a), Houard (1908a), Melika, Csóka & Pujade-Villar (2000a), Vilarrubia Garet (1956a).