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Common Name

Citrus mussel scale; purple scale

Scientific Name

Lepidosaphes beckii

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and CABI (2008) Lepidosaphes beckii (purple scale) Crop Protection Compendium (; and from Citrus Research International Scales: Mussel Scales. ( Photo 1 United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Photo 2 MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Purple Scale (Lepidiosaphes beckii) PaDIL - (

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