Macrohomotoma gladiata Kuwayama 1908

on Ficus

Macrohomotoma gladiata on Ficus microcapra

infested shoot (1) en larven op een blad (2)(from Bella & Rapisarda, 2011a).

Macrohomotoma gladiata eggs

a group of eggs (from Pedata, Burckhardt & Mancini)

Macrohomotoma gladiata larvae

lervae

parasite

Eggs (pale yellow) in clusters of 10-20 in leaves of young shoots, that become covered with with white masses of flaky wax and ultimately become deformed and die off.

hostplants

Moraceae, narrowly monophagous

Ficus microcarpa.

distribution within Europe

Spain, Italy.

notes

In parks an important pest in ornamental trees.

references

Bella & Rapisarda (2011a), Pedata, Burckhardt & Mancini (2012a), Rung (2016a).

mod 24.iv.2018