The females of the cynipidae Plagiotrochus quercusilicis cause red galls on green oaks(Quercus ilex) and kermes (Quercus coccifera). These galls appear in both, leaves and masculine inflorescences or tassels. The gall shape is like a ballon when it is in leaves. However, gall shape in tassels is like a rod, therefore is named variety fusifex. The picture on top left shows the galls in leaves of kermes, while the picture right shows it in green oak leaves. The pictures below display the galls variety fusifex in the tassels of green oak. [photos Xavier Adot]