Invasive Species Compendium

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Diaspidiotus pyri
(pear, scale)



Diaspidiotus pyri (pear, scale)


  • Last modified
  • 15 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Diaspidiotus pyri
  • Preferred Common Name
  • pear, scale
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Diaspidiotus pyri

Preferred Common Name

  • pear, scale

Other Scientific Names

  • Aspidiotus ostreaeformis aegyptiacus
  • Aspidiotus piri
  • Aspidiotus pyri
  • Quadraspidiotus ostreaeformis aegyptiacus
  • Quadraspidiotus pyri Lichtenstein

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: gul frugttræskjoldlus
  • Germany: Schildlaus, Apfelsinenfarbene Austern-; Schildlaus, Noerdliche gelbe Austern-; Schildlaus, Noerdliche gelbe Obstbaum-
  • Netherlands: Vruchtboomschildluis, oestervormige

EPPO code

  • QUADPY (Quadraspidiotus pyri)

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: Diaspidiotus
  •                                         Species: Diaspidiotus pyri

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


BulgariaUnconfirmed record
HungaryUnconfirmed record
UKUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Aphytis aonidiae Parasite
Hemisarcoptes malus Parasite
Thyreophagus entomophagus Predator Adults/Nymphs

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