Andricus quercuscorticis


Andricus quercuscorticis is a gall wasp that causes galls on the trunks of English Oak (Quercus robur). The galls are ovoid; they occur in clusters and are embedded in the bark, eventually only the empty sockets persisting.

Identification difficulty

Adult Gall


Where the host oak trees are found.

When to see it

Galls form in May but the sockets persist.

UK Status

Widespread and may be locally frequent, but it is under recorded in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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