Sphaerolecanium prunastri (Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1834)

globose scale

mainly on Prunus

Sphaerolecanium prunastri

female scales and, at right, a male scale (from Gomez-Menor Ortega, 1960a)

parasite

Scales on the young branches. Female scales almost globular, from young yellow to blackish purple.

host plants

Rosaceae, ± monophagous

Prunus armeniaca, cerasifera, domestica, persica, serrulata, spinosa.

But also Ficus carica; Flueggea tinctoria.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Gomez-Menor Ortega (1960a), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Malumphy & Andersen (2016a), Pellizzari, Porcelli, Seljak & Kozár (2011a), ScaleNet (2018), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Seljak (2010a), Ülgentürk & Toros (1999a).

mod 7.i.2019