Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Paraleyrodes minei

Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino, 1990


Paraleyrodes minei" "nest" and puparium

“nest” and puparium (from Hernández-Suárez ao).


Like in practically all whiteflies the eggs are deposited in a circle around the female. But Paraleyrodes species mix the eggs with copious amounts of wax, with the effect that the female seems to sit in a circular nest. From the dorsum of the puparium arise a number of long, glassy wax threads. Puparia at the undersides of the leaves.

host plants

Citrus aurantium, limon, sinensis; Cocos nucifera; Elaeis guineensis; Guettarda combsii; Hibiscus; Lasianthaea “frutescens”; Persea americana; Piper; Psidium guajava; Rhododendron; Strelitzia alba; Syagrus romanzoffiana.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Hernández-Suárez, Martin, Gill ao (2012a), Martin (1996a), Martin, Mifsud & Rapisarda (2000a).

Last modified 25.ii.2019