Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni-Tozzetti, 1886)

mulberry scale, white peach scale

polyphagous

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona on Catalpa bignonioides: male tests

Catalpa bignonioides, Hungary, Nagykovácsi, 2.v.2019 © László ÉrsekL part of the stem with male tests

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona on Catalpa bignonioides: male tests

branch with male tests

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona on Catalpa bignonioides: male tests

male tests in detail

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona on Catalpa bignonioides: female

female

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona on Catalpa bignonioides: female

another image

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona: female scales

© Lyle Buss, University of Florida, Bugwood.org

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona: female scale upturned

female, upturned with dorsal shield and all, showing the eggs.

parasite

Scale of the adult female up to 2 mm, white. Male tests numerous, white and narrow. The scales can cause the bark to dry and crack.

host plants

Actinidia chinensis; Aesculus x carnea; Catalpa bignonioides; Cornus alba; Forsythia x intermedia; Fraxinus americana, excelsior; Hibiscus; Jasminum; Melia azedarach; Morus alba, nigra; Paulownia tomentosa; Pelargonium; Prunus persica; Rhus typhina; Salix babylonica; Styphnolobium japonicum.

See ScaleNet for a complete list, even though that is not limited to Europe.

phenology

In Spain three generations.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

notes

Species probably originating from Japan.

references

Blay Goicoechea (1992a), Branscombe (2019a), Bugila (2006a), van Duyn & Murphey (1971a), Hanks & Denno (1993a), Hellrigl (2004a), Jansen (1999b), Łagowska, Golan, Kot ao (2015a), Malumphy & Kahrer (2011a), Mifsud, Mazzeo, Russo & Watson (2014a), Mohammed, Ülgentürk, Uygun ao (2016a), Moraal & Jongema (2011a), Pellizzari, Porcelli, Seljak & Kozár (2011a), Podsiadło (2006a), ScaleNet (2018), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Şi̇şman & Ülgentürk (2010a).

Last modified 13.ii.2020