Chionaspis lepineyi Balachowsky, 1928

oak scurfy scale

on Castanea, Quercus


Scales mainly on the branches and the trunk. Female scale pear-shaped, low, grayish white, ┬▒ 2 mm long; the exuvia of the previous moults are pale yellow. Adult female, after removal of the test, spindle-shaped, red. Male tests usually in large white patches.

host plants

Fagaceae, oligophagous

Castanea sativa; Quercus coccifera, ilex, ithaburensis, robur, suber.


Univoltine; hibernation as matre female.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1960a), Hellrigl (2004a), Masten Milek, Seljak, Šimala ao (2016a), ScaleNet (2018), Spodek, Ben-Dov & Mendel (2013a).

mod 23.xii.2018