Dynaspidiotus abietis (von Paula Schrank, 1776)

hemlock scale, conifer-needle scale

on Pinaceae

Dynaspidiotus abietis: female scale on Picea abies

Picea abies (from Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye, 2008a)

parasite

Female scales oval, grey, over 2 mm long, on top an orange exuvium; both larvae and females on the needles. Univoltine, hibernation as larva.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies alba, cephalonica, nebrodensis, nordmanniana & subsp. equi-trojani; Cedrus libani; Picea abies, pungens; Pinus brutia, mugo, nigra & subsp. pallasiana, sylvestris, uncinata; Pseudotsuga.

Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2008a) also mention Juniperus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Nuculaspis abietis.

references

Akkuzu, Arslangündoğdu & Selmi (2006a), Fetykó (2014a), Gertsson (2016a), Hellrigl (2004a), Jansen (1999b), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Malumphy & Kahrer (2011a), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2008a, 2010a), Mazzeo, Nucifora, Russo ao (2016a), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Seljak (2010a), Ülgentürk, Çanakçioğlu & Kaygin (2004a).

mod 3.i.2019