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Arctorthezia cataphracta (alpine ensign scale; jardlus; insectum cancroides)

Synonyms: Arctorthezia cataphracta; Coccus cataphractus; Dorthesia chiton; Dorthezia cataphracta; Orthezia cataphracta; Orthezia signoreti; Pediculus cataphractus

Prey / Diet

Acer campestre (hedge maple)[1]
Alchemilla alpina (Alpine Lady's Mantle)[1]
Alnus alnobetula subsp. alnobetula (mountain alder)[2]
Betula nana (dwarf birch)[1]
Calamagrostis langsdorfii <Unverified Name>[2]
Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair-grass)[2]
Dryas octopetala (white dryas)[2]
Iris setosa (Canada beachhead iris)[2]
Micranthes stellaris (starry saxifrage)[1]
Oxyria digyna (alpine mountainsorrel)[1]
Rhacomitrium lanuginosum <Unverified Name>[2]
Rhododendron ferrugineum (Alpenrose)[2]
Saxifraga cuneata subsp. cuneata[2]
Saxifraga geranioides (White Mountain saxifrage)[2]
Saxifraga oppositifolia (purple mountain saxifrage)[2]
Trientalis europaea (arctic starflower)[2]
Vaccinium myrtillus (myrtle blueberry)[2]


Microterys interpunctus[2]


Austria, Italy, United States of America, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Norway, Ireland, Iceland, Belgium, Poland, Greenland, Canada, Czech Republic, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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