Andricus callidoma

    Description

    The larvae of the gall wasp Andricus callidoma cause galls to form on Oak. The gall emerges from an unopened bud. The stalk is 3 to 5 mm long and can be much longer, the gall itself is approximately 2 x 4 mm with a pointed tip.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Gall

    Habitat

    Where Oak (the host species) is present.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    UK Status

    Uncommon and little recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map