Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Icerya purchasi Maskell, cottony cushion scale (Hemiptera: Margarodidae), causing damage to ornamental plants growing outdoors in London.

Abstract

I. purchasi is reported as established outdoors in England for the first time. It has been found on ornamental plants belonging to 24 genera, causing severe damage to Acacia dealbata, Choisya ternata, Hebe sp., Laurus nobilis and Pyracantha coccinea. Interception records of I. purchasi on imported plant material to England are summarized.