Lepidosaphes ulmi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Mifsud, David, Mazzeo, Gaetana, Russo, Agatino & Watson, Gillian W., 2014, The scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of the Maltese Archipelago, Zootaxa 3866 (4), pp. 499-525: 511

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3866.4.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:362D4DC7-7505-42C1-B438-9B195B48125C

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5494874

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FC0D62-C467-FF9B-A1F9-AA03D874256F

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Felipe

scientific name

Lepidosaphes ulmi (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Lepidosaphes ulmi (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Apart from the above name, Borg (1919) recorded this species also as Mytilaspis pomporum Bouché   , a name which was also used by Borg (1922a: 242), who wrote that this scale was frequently found on pear trees growing in sheltered and shaded situations. Borg (1932) recorded it as very common on citrus, less frequent on pears and apples and rare on plums; whereas Saliba (1963) wrote that it was common on apple, pear and plum and fairly common on citrus.

Material examined: MALTA, Mosta, 13.iii.1994, 2 ♀♀ on Ficus carica, DM     .