Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Carulaspis minima

Carulaspis minima (Signoret, 1869)

minute cypress scale

mainly on Cupressaceae

Carulaspis minima: female scale

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

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

polyphagous

Calocedrus decurrens; Chamaecyparis lawsoniana; Cryptomeria japonica; Cupressus arizonica, goveniana, x leylandii, sempervirens; Juniperus communis, drupacea, excelsa, foetidissima, horizontalis, oxycedrus, phoenicea, sabina, thurifera, virginiana;Picea orientalis; Platycladus orientalis; Sequoia sempervirens; Taxus baccata; 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), Çalişkan Keçe & Ulusoy (2017a), Gertsson (2011a), Goidanich (1961a), Hellrigl (2004a), Japoshvili & Karaca (2002a), Kaydan, Ülgentürk & Erkiliç (2013a), Kozár, Konczné Benedicty, Fetykó, ao (2013a), Malumphy (2010a), Malumphy & Badmin (2012a), Malumphy & Kahrer (2011a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Nucifora & Watson (1999a), O’Connor, Gertsson & Malumphy (2013a), Pellizzari, Porcelli, Seljak & Kozár (2011a) Crete, ScaleNet (2018), Seljak (2010a), Soria, Cadahia & Muñoz (1993a), Szita, Fetykó, Konczné Benedicty, ao (2017a), Trencheva, Trenchev, Tomov, ao (2012a), Ülgentürk & Dokuyucu (2019a), Ülgentürk, Özdemir, Muştu, ao (2019a), Yaşar (2020a).

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