Woolly Vine Scale Insect - Pulvinaria vitis

    Alt Name
    Cottony Scale Insect

    Adult females are oval, moderately convex, with transverse wrinkles, dark brown; up to 9 mm long. Ovisac forms beneath female body, which is tilted upwards; ovisac strongly convex, white, about 8 mm long.

    When to see it

    Usually recorded in summer.

    Life History

    Feeds on a wide range of woody plants. It has been recorded on Hawthorn and is an occasional pest of grapevine, peach and currants.

    UK Status

    This species is locally common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map