Lecanium corni

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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 Signs[edit]

Heavy infestations lead to weakening of the plant and dieback


Host plants[edit]



  1. Cabicompendium.org