Leucaspis pusilla Löw, 1883

on Cedrus, Pinus

Leucaspis pini, pusilla, lowi

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

parasite

Scales at the upper side of the young needles. Often confused with Leuasis pini, but the female shield is wider, “mussel-shaped”.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligofaag

Cedrus atlantica,libani; Pinus brutia, canariensis, halepensis, mugo, nigra & subsp. laricio + pallasiana + salzmannii, pinaster, pinea, ponderosa, radiata, roxburghii, strobus, sylvestris.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation mainly as crawler.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

notes

Can do considerable damage when the trees are already under stress by another cause.

references

Akkuzu, Arslangündoğdu & Selmi (2006a), Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Fetykó (2014a), Gómez-Menor Ortega (1957a, 1965a), Hellrigl (2004a), Isaia & Manea (2008a), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Malumphy & Kahrer (2011a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Pellizzari, Porcelli, Seljak & Kozár (2011a), Şi̇şman & Ülgentürk (2010a), Soria, Moreno, Viñuela & del Estal (2000a), Ülgentürk, Çanakçioğlu & Kaygin (2004a), Ülgentürk, Evren, Ayhan ao (2012a).

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