Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Diaspidiotus bavaricus

Diaspidiotus bavaricus (Lindinger, 1912)

blueberry armoured scale

on Ericaceae


Female scales on the lower, partly underground branches; they are dark grey, convex, ± 2 mm, with light brown central exuvia; mostly they are largely overgrown by fungi and algae, and hardly recognisable.

host plants

Ericaceae, oligophagous

Arbutus unedo; Calluna vulgaris; Empetrum nigrum; Erica arborea, ciliaris, cinerea, tetralix,umbellata; Rhododendron; Vaccinium myrtillus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Quadraspidiotus bavaricus.


Ćwierzyk & Dziedzicka (1987a), Dziedzicka (1988a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1957a), Gertsson (2011a), Jansen (1999b, 2013a), Koteja & Żak-Ogaza (1966a), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Malumphy (2010a), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2010a), Masten Milek, Seljak, Šimala ao (2016a), ScaleNet (2019).

Last modified 7.iii.2020