Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protopulvinaria pyriformis

Protopulvinaria pyriformis Cockerell, 1894

Pyriform scale

polyphagous

Protopulvinaria pyriformis: female scales on Fatsia japonica

Fatsia japonica © Chazz Hesselein, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

parasite

Scales mainly at the undersides of the leaves. Almost completely parthenogenetic; males do occur, but rarely.

host plants

Buxus; Camellia; Canna indica; Cinnamomum camphora; Citrus aurantium, limon; Fatsia japonica; Ficus; Gardenia; Hedera canariensis, helix; Ipomoea; Laurus azorica, nobilis; Lonicera; Mangifera indica; Musa acuminata; Myrtus communis; Passiflora; Persea americana; Pittosporum; Psidium guajava; Schefflera actinophylla.

phenology

Several, overlapping, generations.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanastasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Carnero Hernandez & Perez Guerra (1986a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1948a), Masten Milek, Ivezić & Šimala (2009a), Mazzeo, Longo, Pellizzari, ao (2014a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Pellizzari, Porcelli, Seljak & Kozár (2011a), Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Umaran (2015a), ScaleNet (2018), Stathas, Elaiopoulos, Japoshvili & Kontodimas (2008a), Szita, Fetykó, Konczné Benedicty, ao (2017a).

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