Lepidosaphes newsteadi

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Lepidosaphes newsteadi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Family: Diaspididae
Genus: Lepidosaphes
L. newsteadi
Binomial name
Lepidosaphes newsteadi
(Šulc, 1895)
  • Insulaspis newsteadi Borchsenius, 1963
  • Mytilaspis newsteadi Šulc, 1895
  • Mytilaspis newsteadi Lindinger, 1907
  • Lepidosaphes newsteadi Fernald, 1903
  • Leucaspis newsteadi Soria et al., 2000
  • Mytilococcus newsteadi Lindinger, 1936

Lepidosaphes newsteadi is a scale insect species in the family Diaspididae that was first described in 1895.[1]


Lepidosaphes newsteadi is widespread in central and western Europe, Lebanon, and Turkey.[2]

It was introduced accidentally into North America and Bermuda.[2]

Bermuda cedar[edit]

After being introduced to Bermuda during World War II, it nearly caused the extinction of the native Bermuda cedar.[2]


  1. ^ Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell T.M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Ouvrard D. (red.) (2011). "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 24 September 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Biological Control of Bermuda Cedar Scales < carulaspis & lepidosaphes". www.faculty.ucr.edu.