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Dynaspidiotus britannicus
(bay-tree, scale)



Dynaspidiotus britannicus (bay-tree, scale)


  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Dynaspidiotus britannicus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bay-tree, scale
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Dynaspidiotus britannicus (Newstead)

Preferred Common Name

  • bay-tree, scale

Other Scientific Names

  • Aspidiotus britannicus
  • Aspidiotus myrti
  • Dynaspidiotus myrti

International Common Names

  • English: holly, scale

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Schildlaus, Ilex-

EPPO code

  • DYNABR (Dynaspidiotus britannicus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Coccoidea
  •                                 Family: Diaspididae
  •                                     Genus: Dynaspidiotus
  •                                         Species: Dynaspidiotus britannicus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


TurkeyPresentÜlgentürk et al., 2012


ItalyPresentCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Aphytis aonidiae Parasite
Aphytis libanicus Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Coccidencyrtus dynaspidioti Parasite
Coccidencyrtus steinbergi Parasite
Encarsia aspidioticola Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Encarsia citrina Parasite Adults/Nymphs

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