European Fruit Lecanium - Parthenolecanium corni

Alternative names
Brown Scale

Adult females variable in shape, size and colour; usually oval, strongly convex, brown; up to 6.5 mm long, but are often smaller.

Identification difficulty

On the branches of various woody plants. It is broadly polyphagous and is an important pest of orchard, ornamental and forestry trees.

When to see it

Active all year.

UK Status

This species is locally common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map