Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudococcus comstocki

Pseudococcus comstocki (Kuwana, 1902)

Comstock mealybug

on broadleaved trees and shrubs

parasite

Scales on the leaves, but eggs, deposited in a white ovisac, om branches and on the stem

host plants

polyphagous

Carpinus betulus; Catalpa bignonioides; Cotinus; Cotoneaster horizontalis; Elaeagnus; Hedera helix; Hypericum calycinum; Mahonia aquifolium; Malus domestica; Morus alba, nigra, “pendula”; Pittosporum tobira; Prunus laurocerasus, persica; Pyracantha coccinea; Pyrus communis; Viburnum tinus.

distribution within Europe

Asiatic species, since 2004 in southern Europe.

references

Fetykó (2014a), Moreno Salmerón (2011a), Pellizzari, Duso, Rainato, ao (2012a), Szita, Fetykó, Konczné Benedicty, ao (2017a).

Last modified 5.xii.2021