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; Syringa vulgaris; Ulmus minor.

phenology

Bivoltine; hibernation as mature female.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Lepidosaphes minima (Newstead, 1897).

references

Blay Goicoechea (1992a), 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 19.ii.2019