Neuroterus politus


The larvae of the gall wasp Neuroterus politus produce galls on Oak (Quercus) species - affecting either the buds at the tip of previous year’s shoots or the catkins.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Please provide good close up photographs of the galls. Please also state the host species when submitting your record.


Galls may be encountered wherever the host species (Oak) occurs.

When to see it

Summer and early autumn.

UK Status

Thought to be quite common in Britain, but not well recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

UK Map