Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lepidosaphes conchiformis

Lepidosaphes conchiformis (Gmelin, 1790)

mediterranean fig scale

on trees and shrubs

Lepidosaphes conchiformis: female scales

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

parasite

Scales on the stem and the branches.

host plants

polyphagous

Alnus rubra; Celtis australis; Citrus aurantium; Eriobotrya japonica; Ficus carica; Juglans regia; Rhamnus; Syringa vulgaris; Ulmus minor.

phenology

Bivoltine; hibernation as mature female.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Lepidosaphes minima (Newstead, 1897).

references

Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Çalişkan Keçe & Ulusoy (2017a), Hellrigl (2004a), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Mifsud, Falzon, Malumphy ao (2012a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), ScaleNet (2018), Seljak (2010a), Şi̇şman & Ülgentürk (2010a).

Last modified 20.x.2021