Lecanium corni

Lecanium corni

European Fruit Lecanium Scale
Type: Insect
Binomial: Parthenolecaniun corni
Metamorphosis: Simple

European Fruit Lecanium Scale (Parthenolecanium corni, but often referred to as Lecanium corni), is a common pest affecting several genera of woody plants, including both food crops and ornamentals. Other common names include: brown apricot scale, brown elm scale, brown fruit scale, brown scale, European fruit scale, New York plum scale, peach scale, and yew scale [1].


The scales are small, and dark brown, generally in large colonies.

Symptoms and SignsEdit

Heavy infestations lead to weakening of the plant and dieback


Host plantsEdit

  • Acer (Maple)
  • Cornus (Dogwood)
  • Crataegus (Hawthorn)
  • Fagus (Beech)
  • Fraxinus (Ash)
  • Magnolia
  • Malus (Apple)
  • Morus (Mulberry)
  • Prunus (Stone Fruits)
  • Quercus (Oak)
  • Rosa (Rose)
  • Salix (Willow)
  • Sassafras
  • Thuja (Arborvitae)
  • Tilia (Linden, Basswood)
  • Ulmus (Elm)
  • Vaccinium (Blueberry)
  • Vitis (Grape)



  1. Cabicompendium.org
Last modified on 3 October 2011, at 19:15