Nut Scale - Eulecanium tiliae

Description

The Nut Scale Eulecanium tiliae causes damage to various woody plants including trees and shrubs such as Hawthorn. Oak, Ash, Field Maple and fruit trees such as Apple and Pear. The scale insects are oval, strongly convex, yellowish-brown to dark brown, shiny; up to 6.5 mm long and 6 mm wide. Fresh scales highly variable in colour, cream, pale yellow or reddish brown with irregular brown and reddish transverse bands.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

Habitat

Where the host plants occur.

When to see it

Usually recorded in summer and autumn.

UK Status

True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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