Andricus Hartig, 1840

Shachar, Einat, Melika, George, Inbar, Moshe & Dorchin, Netta, 2018, The oak gall wasps of Israel (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae, Cynipini) - diversity, distribution and life history, Zootaxa 4521 (4), pp. 451-498: 459

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Andricus Hartig, 1840


Andricus Hartig, 1840  

A large Holarctic genus of approximately 300 described species ( Melika & Abrahamson 2002), inducing a great diversity of galls on all tree organs and on numerous oak species from sections Cerris, Quercus, Lobatae   and Protobalanus   . The genus is represented by 81 species in the Western Palearctic fauna, 28 of which are known from both generations, ( Stone et al. 2008). Some species exhibit obligate host alternations between a sexual generation on oaks from section Cerris and an asexual generation on oaks from section Quercus   . Curently, 28 species are known from Israel from Q. ithaburensis   , Q. boissieri   , Q. libani   and Q. cerris   .