and purple scale (Lepidosaphes beckii Newm.). The outbreak of scales is associated with mild climatic conditions, especially high relative humidity in the air and. Lepidosaphes beckii (Newman) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) seasonal abundance on sour-orange, Citrus aurantium trees was carried out in Kafr El-Sohaby, at. The ecology of the purple scale Lepidosaphes beckii (Newman) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) was studied on citrus, in the area of Kalamata.

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However, such combinations are highly detrimental to natural enemies, possess high mammalian toxicity and should be avoided except in extreme emergencies. After egg hatch, crawlers emerge from under the cover and settle on branches, twigs, leaves, or fruit and begin to form their covers.

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The evidence of complete biological control is the scarcity of the purple scale during —73 and the ability of the parasite to suppress the relatively small numbers of scales that increase following applications of carbaryl, sulfur, and azinphosmethyl. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

In Israel the pest raises four annual generations. When pest crawlers settle on young fruit in the spring they prefer the underside of the calyx, may thus remain unnoticed at first. It attacks all parts of the tree. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The shield of the female is elongated up to 3. Purple scale is one of the armored scales.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Cultural Control Dispersal from plant to plant occurs through the activity of crawlers at points where adjacent plants touch. Lepidosaphes beckii was originally described under the name Coccus beckii by English entomologist Edward Newman from a fruit imported to Great Britain.

UC IPM: UC Management Guidelines for Purple Scale on Citrus

Views Read Edit View history. The shield of the male is slightly darker, with the 1st-stage dorsal exuvium at apex. Thus, spread of infected material can be reduced by pruning and allowing adequate spacing between plants throughout cultivation. Resistance exists in some California red scale and Euseius tularensis predaceous mite populations. Aphytis melinus, which has been used in the widespread control of the red scale Aonidiella aurantiialso attacks L. Parasites usually provide good control of purple scale.

Description of the pest Damage Management. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica The sites where the fruit-infesting scales had fed remain green at color beckui, detracting from their market value. Sign In Forgot password? The cover of the adult female purple scale resembles a mussel shell in shape. For noncommercial purposes only, any Web site may link directly to this page. Its feeding causes yellowish halos to develop on leaves; on young fruit, the feeding sites remain green.


The females are larger than the males, and never by any chance leave the spot where they first fasten themselves: Continuing to use www.

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Controlling Argentine ants will also assist with beckli scale biological control. Scale infestation can be seen by the appearance of the purplish brown scale armour on stems, leaves and fruits of host plants. Go to distribution map Aphytis holoxanthus and Aphytis chrysomphali also attack L.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Mature males are winged insects that search out the immobile females. Spread of these parasites has occurred as a result of introduction to control the Lpeidosaphes red scale Chrysomphalus aonidumand through accidental spread with its hosts.

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purple scale (Lepidosaphes beckii ) on citrus (Citrus spp. ) –

Purple scale is completely controlled in the Middle East by the introduced aphelinid ectoparasitoid Aphytis lepidosaphes Compere, which is attracted to the purple scale by a kairomone. Lepixosaphes insecticide applications are necessary, during August and September either spot treat i. Coccus beckii Newman, [1] Mytilaspis flavescens Mytilaspis citricola Mytilaspis fulva Lepidosaphes pinnaeformis Mytilococcus beckii Cornuaspis beckii.

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