Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Balanococcus kwoni

Balanococcus kwoni Pellizzari & Danzig, 2007

on bamboo


Scales ar the stems, producing much wax. Adult females elongate-oval, dark red, covered with fine, white, mealy wax. They lay dark-red eggs in a white waxy ovisac.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Fargesia nitida; Pharus; Phyllostachys bambusoides, nigra, vivax; Pleioblastus fortunei, linearis; Pseudosasa japonica; Thamnocalamus spathiflorus.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2023).


Malumphy & Badmin (2012a), Pellizzari & Danzig (2007a), ScaleNet (2023), Ülgentürk, Porcelli & Pellizzari (2014a).

Last modified 15.v.2023