Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acanthococcus pseudinsignis

Acanthococcus pseudinsignis (Green, 1921)

boreal felt scale

on “grasses”

parasite

Scales and ovisacs mainly on top of the very base of the leaf lamina.

host plants

Poaceae, etc., oligophagous

Agropyron cristatum subsp. ponticum; Agrostis capillaris; Alopecurus pratensis; Ammophila; Andropogon; Anthoxanthum; Arrhenatherum elatius; Avenella flexuosa; Brachypodium pinnatum, sylvaticum; Bromopsis inermis; Calamagrostis; Carex; Cynodon dactylon; Elytrigia repens; Festuca; Holcus lanatus, mollis; Koeleria glauca; Luzula; Molinia caerulea; Phragmites; Setaria.

Ovisacs often are deposited on non-host plants. Thee may explain the references of Achillea millefolium; Dianthus crinitus; Taraxacum; Veronica chamaedrys.

phenology

U nivoltine; hibernation as egg.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

synonyms

Anophococcus, Eriococcus, pseudinsignis.

references

Hellrigl (2004a), Kozár, Kaydan, Konczné Benedicty & Szita (2013a), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Seljak (2010a).

Last modified 7.iii.2020