Photo by Melody

Scale, Soft Scale Insect, Magnolia Scale (Neolecanium cornuparvum)

Order: Homoptera (ho-MOP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Coccidae
Genus: Neolecanium
Species: cornuparvum


No positives
No neutrals
1 negative


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Homewood, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fairview, West Virginia

By paulgreenb
Thumbnail #1 of Scale, Soft Scale Insect, Magnolia Scale (Neolecanium cornuparvum) by paulgreenb

Member Notes:

Negative paulgreenb On Jun 18, 2010, paulgreenb from Rayleigh
United Kingdom wrote:

The white pods appeared suddenly on my white currant (ribes indecorum) also has sticky wet deposit on some leaves and black mould. seems the best thing to do is spray with systemic insecticide when the crawlers (like the one in the picture) are out and vulnerable.
I've sprayed and waiting results - the bush looks a mess!

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