Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Parthenolecanium rufulum

Parthenolecanium rufulum (Cockerell, 1903)

oak soft scale

on trees and shrubs

Parthenolecanium rufulum on Quercus robur

Quercus robur, Hingary, Budapest, 22.v.2016 © László Érsek

Parthenolecanium rufulum on Quercus robur

detail

Parthenolecanium rufulum on Quercus robur

4.vi.2020

Parthenolecanium rufulum on Quercus robur

opened scale, with eggs

Parthenolecanium rufulum on Quercus robur

eggs

Parthenolecanium rufulum

© Gyorgy Csóka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org

parasite

Female scales oval, convex, dull reddish brown; up to 6 mm long and 4 mm wide. Larvae at the undersides of the leaves; for hibernation they migrate to thin branches, where they become adult after the winter. The species is parthenogenetic.

host plants

Polyphagous

Castanea sativa; Corylus avellana; Crataegus rhipidophylla; Quercus frainetto, lusitanica, petraea & subsp. iberica, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur, rubra; Tilia.

Mainly on oak.

synonyms

Eulecanium rufulum; Eulecanium pulchrum (Cockerell, 1903).

references

Buhr (1965a), Ćwierzyk & Dziedzicka (1987a), Dziedzicka (1988a), Gertsson (2016a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1960a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hoffmann (2002a), Jansen (1999b), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Kozár & Ostafichuk (1987a), Malumphy (2010a), Malumphy & Ostrauskas (2009a), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2008a, 2010a), Masten Milek, Seljak, Šimala ao (2016a), Rainato A Pellizzari (2009a), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Seljak (2010a), Trencheva, Gounari, Trenchev & Kapaxidi (2009a), Ülgentürk & Toros (1999a).

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