Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni-Tozzetti, 1886)

mulberry scale, white peach scale

polyphagous

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona on Catalpa bignonioides: male tests

Catalpa bignonioides, Hungary, Nagykovácsi, 2.v.2019 © László ÉrsekL part of the stem with male tests

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona on Catalpa bignonioides: male tests

branch with male tests

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona on Catalpa bignonioides: male tests

male tests in detail

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona on Catalpa bignonioides: female

female

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona on Catalpa bignonioides: female

another image

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona: female scales

© Lyle Buss, University of Florida, Bugwood.org

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona: female scale upturned

female, upturned with dorsal shield and all, showing the eggs.

parasite

Scale of the adult female up to 2 mm, white. Male tests numerous, white and narrow. The scales can cause the bark to dry and crack.

host plants

Acacia saligna; Acer campestre; Actinidia chinensis, deliciosa; Aesculus x carnea, hippocastanum; Ailanthus altissima; Berberis vulgaris; Beta vulgaris; Broussonetia papyrifera; Buxus sempervirens; Capsicum annuum; Castanea sativa; Catalpa bignonioides; Celtis australis; Chaenomeles speciosa; Cornus alba, sanguinea; Crataegus rhipidophylla; Cucurbita maxima; Cycas “japonica”; Cydonia oblonga; Daucus carota; Diospyros kaki; Elaeagnus pungens; Eriobotrya japonica; Erythrina crista-galli; Euonymus europaeus, japonicus; Ficus carica; Forsythia x intermedia; Fraxinus americana, excelsior; Gleditsia triacanthos; Hibiscus syriacus; Jacobaea maritima; Jasminum officinale; Juglans regia; Koelreuteria paniculata; Lycopersicon esculentum; Maclura pomifera; Mahonia aquifolium; Malus domestica; Melia azedarach; Mespilus germanica; Morus alba, nigra; Olea europaea; Paulownia tomentosa; Pelargonium peltatum; Phaseolus vulgaris; Platanus orientalis; Populus; Prunus armenica, avium, cerasifera, cerasus, domestica, dulcis, laurocerasus, persica, spinosa; Pyrus communis, elaeagrifolia; Quercus; Rhus typhina; Ribes aureum, nigrum, uva-crispa; Robinia pseudoacacia; Rosa; Rubus caesius, idaeus; Salix alba, caprea, babylonica, purpurea; Sideroxylon mirmulans; Solanum melongena, tuberosum; Styphnolobium japonicum; Symphoricarpos albus; Syringa vulgaris; Tamarix; Ulmus “campestris”; Vinca major; Vitis vinifera; Yucca filamentosa.

phenology

In Spain three generations.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

predators

Lestodiplosis diaspidis.

notes

Species probably originating from Japan.

references

Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Bolu (2021a), Branscombe (2019a), Bugila (2006a), Çalişkan Keçe & Ulusoy (2017a), Carnero Hernandez & Perez Guerra (1986a), van Duyn & Murphey (1971a), Hanks & Denno (1993a), Hellrigl (2004a), Jansen (1995a, 1999b), Kaydan, Ülgentürk & Erkiliç (2013a), Kozár, Konczné Benedicty, Fetykó, ao (2013a), Kozár, Paloukis & Papadopoulos (1991a), Łagowska, Golan, Kot ao (2015a), Malumphy & Kahrer (2011a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Mohammed, Ülgentürk, Uygun ao (2016a), Moraal & Jongema (2011a), Pellizzari, Porcelli, Seljak & Kozár (2011a), Podsiadło (2006a), ScaleNet (2018), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Şi̇şman & Ülgentürk (2010a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 168), Szita, Fetykó, Konczné Benedicty, ao (2017a), Trencheva, Trenchev, Tomov, ao (2012a), Ülgentürk & Dokuyucu (2019a), Yaşar (2020a).

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