Beech scale

Insect type
  • Order: Homoptera
  • Family: Eriococcidae
  • Latin: Cryptococcus fagisuga Lindinger
  • English: Beech scale
  • French: Cochenille du hêtre
  • Synonym(s): Cryptococcus fagi Baerensprung
Description

Distribution

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

Diet and feeding behavior

Phytophagous / Sap-feeding / Piercing-sucking

Micro-habitat(s)

Branch, Trunk

Information on host(s)

Main Host(s)

American beech

Photos
  • Cryptococcus fagisuga Lindinger

    Trunk covered with white woolly substance secreted by scales

  • Cryptococcus fagisuga Lindinger

    Trunk covered with white woolly substance

  • Cryptococcus fagisuga Lindinger

    Scales on branch

  • Cryptococcus fagisuga Lindinger

    Scales covered with white woolly substance secreted by themselves

  • Cryptococcus fagisuga Lindinger

    Scales covered with white woolly substance in bark crevices

  • Cryptococcus fagisuga Lindinger

    Scales in bark crevice

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