Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chionaspis lepineyi

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).

Last modified 23.xii.2018