Leucaspis pini (Hartig, 1839)

white pine scale

mainly on Pinus

Leucaspis pini, pusilla, lowi

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

parasite

Female scales on the upper side the young needles, 0.5 x 3 mm, narrow and slender, snow white, anteriorly with a shining yellowish brown exuvium of the prior stage. Univoltine, hibernation as larva.

host plants

Pinaceae, ± monophagous

Pinus brutia, halepensis, mugo, nigra & subsp. laricio + pallasiana, pinaster, pinea, ponderosa, sylvestris.

Aso reported from Abies pinsapo; Cedrus libani (Blay Goicoechea; Ülgentürk, Evren, Ayhan ao, respectively.)

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Akkuzu, Arslangündoğdu & Selmi (2006a), Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Bugila (2006a), Fetykó (2014a), Gertsson (2016a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1957a), Hellrigl (2004a), Jansen (1999b), Isaia & Manea (2008a), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Podsiadło (2006a), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Seljak (2010a), Soria, Moreno, Viñuela & del Estal (2000a), Şi̇şman & Ülgentürk (2010a), Ülgentürk, Çanakçioğlu & Kaygin (2004a), Ülgentürk, Evren, Ayhan ao (2012a).

mod 19.ii.2019