Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chionaspis etrusca

Chionaspis etrusca Leonardi, 1908

tamarix scale

on Tamarix

Chionaspis etrusca: female scales on Tamarix

© United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs, USDA Agricultural Research Service,


Scales mainly on the wood. The exuvia of the previous generation are very eccentrical, in frontal position, the oldest on obliquely on the younger one.

host plants

Tamaricaceae, monophagous

Tamarix africana, aphylla, canariensis, gallica, laxa, parviflora.

The observations on Quercus by Masten Mikek ao probably are exceptional.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Carnero Hernandez & Perez Guerra (1986a), Gomez-Menor Guerrero (1967a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1957a), Masten Milek, Seljak, Šimala ao (2016a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Sánchez-García & Ben-Dov (2010a), ScaleNet (2018), Ülgentürk & Dokuyucu (2019a), Yaşar (2020a).

Last modified 17.v.2023