Leucaspis lowi (Colvée, 1882)

on Pinus

Leucaspis pini, pusilla, lowi

The three Leucaspis-soorten: from left to right: L. pini, pusilla, lowi (from Isaia & Manea).

parasite

Scales up to 2 mm long, on the upper side of the young needles.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus brutia, halepensis, mugo, nigra & subsp. pallasiana, pinaster, pinea, pumila, sibirica, sylvestris, thunbergii, uncinata.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation mainly as second instar larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Anamaspis lowi; the much-used spelling “loewi” is incorrect.

notes

Can cause considerable damage.

references

Akkuzu, Arslangündoğdu & Selmi (2006a), Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Bugila (2006a), Fetykó (2014a), Gertsson (2011a), Gómez-Menor Ortega (1957a, 1960a, 1965a), Hellrigl (2004a), Isaia & Manea (2008a), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Malumphy & Ostrauskas (2009a), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2008a, 2010a), Podsiadło (2006a), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Seljak (2010a), Soria, Moreno, Viñuela & del Estal (2000a), Ülgentürk, Çanakçioğlu & Kaygin (2004a).

mod 10.i.2019