Beech scale

Beech scale - Scales covered with white woolly substance secreted by themselves
  • Latin name: Cryptococcus fagisuga Lindinger
  • French name: Cochenille du hêtre
  • Order: Homoptera
  • Family: Eriococcidae
  • Synonym(s): Cryptococcus fagi Baerensprung,
    cryptococcus fagi Douglas
Description

Distribution

Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island

Micro-habitat(s)

Trunk, Branch

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Beech scale

Diet and feeding behaviour

  • Sap-feeding : Feeds on plant sap.
    • Piercing-sucking: Has specialized mouthparts for sucking the fluids from plants, thereby causing deformities or killing the affected plant sections.
Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

American beech

Photos
  • Beech scale Scales covered with white woolly substance secreted by themselves
  • Beech scale Scales in bark crevice
  • Beech scale Scales in bark crevice
  • Beech scale Scales on branch
  • Beech scale Trunk covered with white woolly substance secreted by scales
  • Beech scale Scales covered with white woolly substance in bark crevices
  • Beech scale Trunk covered with white woolly substance
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