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Lepidosaphes beckii (citrus mussel scale; comma scale; common mussel scale; cymbidium scale; Machilus oystershell; mussel scale; orange mussel scale; orange scale; purple scale)

Synonyms: Aspidiotus citricola; Coccus anguinus; Coccus beckii; Cornuaspis beckii; Lepidosaphes beckii; Lepidosaphes citricola; Lepidosaphes pinifolii; Lepidosaphes pinnaeformis; Lepidosaphis beckii; Mytilaspis anguineus; Mytilaspis beckii; Mytilaspis citricola; Mytilaspis citricola tasmaniae; Mytilaspis flavescens; Mytilaspis tasmaniae; Mytilococcus beckii; Parlatoria beckii
Language: French; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

Lepidosaphes beckii also known as purple scale, mussel scale, citrus mussel scale, orange scale, comma scale and mussel purple scale is a scale insect that is a pest of Citrus trees. The small insects attach themselves to leaves, fruits and small branches and cause injury by sucking the tree's sap.The specific name beckii is in honour of historian Richard Beck.
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Prey / Diet

Banksia integrifolia (Coast Banksia)[1]
Carica papaya (papaya)[2]
Ceratonia siliqua (Carob Tree)[2]
Cercidiphyllum japonicum (katsura tree)[1]
Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)[2]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Citrus grandis (shaddock)[1]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[1]
Citrus limon (lemon)[1]
Citrus medica (citron)[1]
Citrus reticulata (tangerine)[1]
Cocos nucifera (coconut palm)[1]
Codiaeum variegatum (garden croton)[1]
Coffea liberica (Liberian coffee)[2]
Ficus carica (piku)[1]
Heterobelyta chilensis <Unverified Name>[1]
Ilex cornuta (Chinese holly)[1]
Ilex europea <Unverified Name>[1]
Juniperus chinensis (Chinese Juniper)[1]
Murraya paniculata (Chinese box)[1]
Phoradendron leucarpum subsp. leucarpum (Oak mistletoe)[1]
Pinus massoniana (Masson pine)[1]
Piper nigrum (black pepper)[2]
Pomaderris apetala (Dogwood)[1]
Pyrus communis (common pear)[1]
Taxus cuspidata (Japanese Yew)[1]
Toddalia asiatica (orange climber)[1]

Predators

Agave sisalana (sisal hemp)[1]
Aphytis chrysomphali (Golden chalcid)[1]
Aphytis cochereaui[1]
Aphytis columbi[1]
Aphytis diaspidis[1]
Aphytis holoxanthus (Circular black scale parasite)[1]
Aphytis lepidosaphes[1]
Aphytis lingnanensis (Red scale parasite)[1]
Aphytis maculicornis[1]
Aphytis mytilaspidis[1]
Aphytis proclia[1]
Aspidiotiphagus destructor <Unverified Name>[1]
Aspidotiphagus citrinus <Unverified Name>[1]
Chilocorus bipustulatus[1]
Chilocorus bivulnerus <Unverified Name>[1]
Chilocorus distigma <Unverified Name>[1]
Chilocorus nigrita <Unverified Name>[1]
Chilocorus solitus <Unverified Name>[1]
Cidonia lunata <Unverified Name>[1]
Coccophagus lycimnia[1]
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (mealybug destroyer)[1]
Encarsia aurantii[1]
Encarsia citrina[1]
Encarsia herndoni[1]
Encarsia lounsburyi[1]
Encarsia perniciosi (Red scale parasite)[1]
Encarsia singularis[1]
Epitragodes tomentosus <Unverified Name>[1]
Eretmocerus corni[1]
Exochomus flavipes[1]
Exochomus marginipennis[1]
Exochomus quadripustulatus <Unverified Name>[1]
Halmus chalybeus (steelblue lady beetle)[1]
Haplothrips callani <Unverified Name>[1]
Haplothrips merrilli <Unverified Name>[1]
Hemisarcoptes malus[1]
Karnyothrips flavipes[1]
Letaba bedfordi <Unverified Name>[1]
Lindorus lophanthae <Unverified Name>[1]
Lotis neglecta <Unverified Name>[1]
Lotis nigerrima <Unverified Name>[1]
Lotis nigritula <Unverified Name>[1]
Mangifera indica (mango)[1]
Metaphycus flavus[1]
Pentilia egena <Unverified Name>[1]
Pharoscymnus sexguttatus <Unverified Name>[1]
Rhyzobius pulchellus <Unverified Name>[1]
Rodolia icerya <Unverified Name>[1]
Scymnus kobonotensis <Unverified Name>[1]
Signiphora flavopalliata[1]

Distribution

French Polynesia, Reunion, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico & Vieques Island, Rodriques Island, Russia, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis Islands, Saint Lucia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Papua New Guinea, Norfolk Island, Niue, Nigeria, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Netherlands Antilles, Nepal, Mozambique, Morocco, Sardinia, Mexico, Tunisia, Montserrat, Zimbabwe, Malta, Mauritius, Zanzibar, Zaire, Yugoslavia, Western Samoa, Vanuatu (=New Hebrides), United States of America, United Kingdom, Uganda, Turkmenistan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Seychelles, Thailand, Tajikistan (=Tadzhikistan), Taiwan, Syria, Suriname, Sri Lanka, Spain, South Africa, Solomon Islands, Sierra Leone, Sicily, Turkey, Canary Islands, Egypt, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Cyprus, Cuba, Corsica, Cook Islands, Comoros, Colombia, China, Federated States of Micronesia, Cape Verde, Antigua and Barbuda, Cameroon, Bulgaria, Brazil, Bermuda, Barbados, Azores, Australia, Argentina, Marshall Islands, Angola, Martinique, Algeria, Chile, Israel, Madagascar, Lebanon, Kiribati, Japan, Fiji, Italy, Madeira Islands, Iraq, Iran, India, Hong Kong, Hawaiian Islands, Georgia, Jamaica, Guyana, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guinea, French Guiana;

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Citations

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