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Species Lepidosaphes camelliae - Camellia Scale

camellia scale - Lepidosaphes camelliae - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Coccoidea (Scales and Mealybugs)
Family Diaspididae (Armored Scale Insects)
Genus Lepidosaphes
Species camelliae (Camellia Scale)
Explanation of Names
Lepidosaphes camelliae Hoke 1921
shell of female ~2.5 mm(1)
native to E. Asia; in our area, CT-FL to OK-LA; OR; eradicated in CA(2)
occasionally a serious pest of camellia and holly in FL(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Insect and related pests of shrubs: some important, common and potential pests in Southeastern United States
Baker J.R. (ed.). 1984. North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service. 199 pp.
2.Armored scale insect pests of trees and shrubs (Hemiptera : Diaspididae)
Miller D.R., Davidson J.A. 2005. Cornell University Press, 442 pp.