Pulvinaria floccifera (Westwood, 1870)

cottony camellia scale

on evergreen shrubs

Pulvinaria floccifera: female with ovisac on Ilex

Ilex, female with ovisac (from van der Linden)

parasite

The ovisac, that is produced in June-July, is elongated, without distinct length grooves. Scales mainly at the undersides of the leaves. After the eggs have been deposited generally the female drops off, leaving only the ovisac. One generation, hibernation as larvae, on twigs and at the leaf undersides.

hostplants

polyphagous

Acalypha wilkesiana; Aucuba japonica; Berberis;Camellia japonica; Capsicum; Cephalotaxus harringtonii; Citrus aurantium, reticulata, sinensis; Euonymus europaeus, japonicus; Fatsia japonica; Gaultheria; Hedera; Hibiscus; Hyoscyamus; Ilex aquifolium; Jasminum officinale; Laurus nobilis; Magnolia; Mahonia aquifolium; Nicotiana glauca; Olea europaea; Pittosporum tobira; Rhododendron; Ricinus communis; Schefflera arboricola; Taxus baccata; Trachelospermum jasminoides; Vaccinium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Chloropulvinaria floccifera.

notes

Originally an asiatic species, strongly expanding in Europe.

references

Akkuzu, Arslangündoğdu & Selmi (2006a), Ben-Dov Y & Sánchez-García (2015a), Gertsson (2016a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1960a), Hellrigl (2004a) Jansen (1999b, 2000a), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Łagowska, Golan, Kmieć ao (2017a), Łagowska, Golan, Kot ao (2015a), van der Linden (2007a), Malumphy (2010a), Masten Milek, Ivezić & Šimala (2009a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Salisbury & Malumphy (2017a), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Schneider & Tanson (2003a), Seljak (2008a, 2010a), Soria, del Estal & Viñuela (1996a), Ülgentürk, Çanakçioğlu & Kaygin (2004a).

mod 4.i.2019