Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gossyparia spuria

Gossyparia spuria (Modeer, 1778)

european elm scale

polyphagous on woody plants

Gossyparia spuria: female on Ulmus

Ulmus spec. © Joseph Berger,


Post-reproductive female oval, tapering posteriorly, dark red to brown, venter and margins covered by a pan-shaped, greyish-white, felt-like ovisac; up to 3.5 mm long, 2 mm wide. Scales on the branches.

host plants

Alnus glutinosa; Corylus; Fraxinus; Salix; Ulmus americana, glabra, minor, procera, pumila, laevis, rubra, thomasii; Viscum.


Eriococcus spurius.


Dziedzicka (1988a), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2008a), Hellrigl (2004a, 2009b), Jansen (1999b), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Kozár, Kaydan, Konczné Benedicty & Szita (2013a), Kozár & Ostafichuk (1987a), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2010a), Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Umaran (2015a), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Seljak (2010a), Szita, Fetykó, Konczné Benedicty, ao (2017a).

Last modified 26.x.2021