Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mercetaspis benitezi

Mercetaspis benitezi Gomez-Menor Ortega, 1960

on Ulex

Mercetaspis benitezi: scales

on top a male scale, lower a female one (from Gomez-Menor Ortega, 1960a).


Scales under the bark of the lower branches. Scales white, oval, rather convex; exuvia near the tip, yellow.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Ulex parviflorus.

Host plant addressed by the author as “Ulex parvifolia”.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Nilotaspis benitezi.


Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1960a).

Last modified 18.x.2018