Neuroterus saliens

    Alt Name
    Pseudoneuroterus saliens
    Neuroterus glandiformis

    The larva of the Cynipid gall wasp produces a spindle-shaped gall (actually more like a slender cowry shell), attached to a twig, petiole or midrib, often several in a row. The gall is up to 3 mm long, hard, shiny, sometimes with a few length ridges, green at first becoming reddish brown and spotted, or brown later.

    Identification difficulty

    Found on Turkey Oak.

    When to see it

    When Turkey Oak is in leaf.

    UK Status

    Not well recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map