Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phenacoccus aceris

Phenacoccus aceris (Signoret, 1875)

polyphagous tree mealybug, apple mealybug

on trees and shrubs

Phenacoccus aceris

from Beers (2007a).

parasite

Adult female oval, 3 x 4 mm, greenish yellow, covered in white to grey mealy wax, with 18 pairs of short marginal wax filaments. They produce a long, woolly white ovisac, usually on the bark; adults often drop off once the ovisac is fully formed. Scales on the leaves or on the branches, depending on the season.

host plants

Acer platanoides, pseudoplatanus; Aesculus hippocastanum; Alnus glutinosa, incana; Betula; Carpinus betulus; Castanea sativa; Cornus sanguinea; Corylus avellana, maxima; Cotoneaster; Crataegus monogyna;Cydonia oblonga; Fagus sylvatica; Fraxinus excelsior; Hedera helix;Juglans regia; Malus domestica; Mespilus germanica; Ostrya carpinifolia; Prunus armeniaca, domestica, spinosa; Quercus x hispanica, robur; Ribes nigrum, rubrum, uva-crispa; Salix; Sorbus aucuparia; Spiraea; Tilia cordata, platyphyllos; Ulmus; Vaccinium; Vitis vinifera.

references

Beers (2007a), Ćwierzyk & Dziedzicka (1987a), Dziedzicka (1988a), Gertsson (2016a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hoffmann (2002a), Jansen (1999b), Kaydan, Kilinçer & Kondo (2015a), Kaydan, Ülgentürk, Zeki, ao (2004a), Koteja & Żak-Ogaza (1966a), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Kozár & Ostafichuk (1987a), Malumphy (2010a), Malumphy & Kahrer (2011a), Malumphy & Ostrauskas (2009a), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2008a, 2010a), Masten Milek, Šimala & Markotić (2015a), ScaleNet (2018), Seljak (2010a), Żak-Ogaza & Koteja (1964a).

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