Carulaspis minima (Signoret, 1869)

minute cypress scale

mainly on Cupressaceae

Carulaspis minima: female scale

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parasite

Scales on the needles and cones. Female scales ± 1 mm, white, circular, with (almost) in the centre the dark yellow exuvia of the previous moults.

host plants

Cupressaceae, oligophagous

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana; Cupressus arizonica, goveniana, x leylandii, sempervirens; Juniperus communis, drupacea, foetidissima, “horizontalis”, oxycedrus, phoenicea, sabina, thurifera, virginiana; Platycladus orientalis; Sequoia sempervirens; Tetraclinis articulata; Thuja occidentalis, plicata; Thujopsis dolabrata.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as fertilised female.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Carulaspis carueli (Targioni Tozzetti, 1868).

references

Akkuzu, Arslangündoğdu & Selmi (2006a), Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Gertsson (2011a), Goidanich (1961a), Hellrigl (2004a), Malumphy (2010a), Malumphy & Kahrer (2011a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Pellizzari, Porcelli, Seljak & Kozár (2011a) Crete, ScaleNet (2018), Seljak (2010a), Soria, Cadahia & Muñoz (1993a).

mod 7.i.2019