Cynips longiventris

    Alternative names
    Striped Pea Gall

    The asexual generation of Cynips longiventris cause attractive pea shaped striped galls on the leaves of Oak – usually on the underside, but can be on the upper surface.

    Identification difficulty


    Recording advice

    When recording the gall please provide a photograph and state the host species.


    Galls are found on Oak.

    When to see it

    When Oak is in leaf – summer to autumn.

    Life History

    The sexual generation produces oval or pear-shaped, hairy galls of ~2 mm length on resting buds.

    UK Status

    Widespread, but occasional in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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