Aleurocanthus spiniferus (Quaintance, 1903)
orange spiny whitefly
puparia (from Radonjić ao).
infected Rosa leaves (from Hrnčić ao)
Puaparia, ± 1 mm, at the undersides of the older leaves, are shining black, dorsally bearing 30 long spines, surrounded by a fringe of white wax.
Ceratonia siliqua; Citrus aurantium, limon; Cydonia; Fatsia; Ficus carica; Hedera helix; Laurus nobilis; Malus; Malva; Morus alba; Parthenocissus quinquefolia, tricuspidata; Prunus armeniaca; Punica granatum; Pyracantha coccinea; Pyrus; Rosa; Vitis vinifera; Wisteria sinensis.
distribution within Europe
The first observation of this exotic species was in Italy in 2008. The extremely polyphagous species forms a threat especially in citrus cultivation.
Cioffi, Cornara, Corrado ao (2013a), El Kenawy, El-Heneidy, Cornara ao (2016a), Hrnčić, Radonjić & Perović (2017a), Jansen (2011a), Radonjić, Hrnčić & Malumphy (2014a), Šimala, Masten Milek & Pintar (2015a).