Neuroterus politus

    Description

    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.

    Habitat

    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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    MAP KEY:

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

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