Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Matsucoccus feytaudi

Matsucoccus feytaudi Ducasse, 1941

maritime pine bast scale

on Pinus

Matsucoccus feytaudi: female

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

Pinus pinaster.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


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).

Last modified 5.x.2018