Parlatoria ziziphi (Lucas, 1853)

black parlatoria scale

on Citrus, etc.

Parlatoria zizyphi scales

© Charles Olsen, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org

parasite

Female scales tiny, black, oval with a transparent ovisac and anteriorly a small black disk, the exuvium of the previous, second stage. Mainly on the leaves, preferably along major veins, causing yellowed spots.

host plants

polyphagous, mainly Rutaceae

Citrus aurantium, limon, sinensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Parlatoria zizyphi.

notes

A pest in the tropics and subtropics, originating from the Far East.

references

Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Bugila (2006a), Hellrigl (2004a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Pellizzari, Porcelli, Seljak & Kozár (2011a), Podsiadło (2006a), Stocks (2016a).

mod 10.i.2019