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Jonathan - Scale insects on bramble - 17 May 2007 - 3:50pm

Observed: 17th May 2007 By: Jonathan
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Scale insects on bramble 17-05-2008 15-47-00
Description:

This is a garden pest. Can anyone help me ID it?

Identifications
  • Scale insects on bramble
  • European fruit lecanium or brown scale (Parthenolecanium corni (Bouche, 1844))
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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    Likely ID
    Eulecanium tiliae
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

bramble

If these are a garden pest, does that mean you are growing bramble as a crop in your garden? Or do they spread from the bramble onto other plants?

Martin Harvey
Biodiversity Observatory

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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Well, I first found it on a

Well, I first found it on a cultivated blackberry, as it happens, and then yesterday I noticed the same scale had infested a shrub growing next to it (Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'). Of course the scale could have started on the Viburnum.
Jonathan Silvertown

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Thanks, Chris. Good to have

Thanks, Chris. Good to have an ID after all this time.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Joe Botting's picture

other options?

I guess the other plausible option is Eulecanium tiliae? I know little about these, but it's a group I'd like to get into properly.
Joe

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I really wouldn't know, but

I really wouldn't know, but why not post this as an alternative ID.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Joe Botting's picture

Will do...

Aye, why not? Chris knows far more about these than I ever will, but I do find that having possible confusion species pointed out can be useful.

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Indeed it is, Joe. In fact we

Indeed it is, Joe. In fact we plan to capture data on what is confused with what to help people with ID in due course. This can be done from observations such as this.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)