Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceroplastes sinensis

Ceroplastes sinensis del Guercio, 1900

chinese wax scale, hard wax scale

on shrubs

Ceroplastes sinensis on Citrus limon

Citrus limon © United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs , USDA Agricultural Research Service, (the small “stars” are young specimens)


Scales on the branches.

host plants


Cascabela thevetia; Citrus limon, sinensis; Ficus carica; Myrtus communis; Prunus dulcis; Schinus molle.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Fetykó & Kozár (2012a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Pellizzari, Porcelli, Seljak & Kozár (2011a), Şi̇şman & Ülgentürk (2010a), Stathas, Kavallieratos & Eliopoulos (2003a).

Last modified 15.ix.2021