Matsucoccus feytaudi Ducasse, 1941
maritime pine bast scale
female (from ARSIA)
The ± 3 mm long, sac-like, greyish black, females live in bark fissures. Eggs are deposited in a white cottony ovisac. The first larval stage is mobile (“crawlers”), the second one, almost globular, shining blackish brown, apodous and with a thick and sclerified integument, is called a cyst. Mostly univoltine. Hibernation as cyst.
Pinaceae, narrowly monophagous
distribution within Europe
By the ingestion of sap and the injection of toxic saliva this species, when occurring in large numbers, has a strongly deleterious effect on the tree.
ARSIA (0000), Boutte (2017a), Dopazo, Pérez-Laorga & Giménez (2001a), Foldi (2004a)m Soria, Moreno, Viñuela & del Estal (2000a).