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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