Brown Soft Scale

Coccus hesperidum


Body length up to 5mm. Green or brown, some with brown markings.The body is a long oval shape and the edges touch the surface it is feeding on. The males can fly but are very short lived.


Found on a range of plants including Ivy.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

All year.