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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)

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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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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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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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