Andricus quercuscorticis

    Description

    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

    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map