Aleurothrixus floccosus (Maskell, 1895)

woolly whitefly

polyphagous

Aleurothrixus floccosus: puparia

© Florida Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org: puparia

Aleurothrixus floccosus: puparia on Citrus reticulata

Citrus reticulata, puparia (from Malumphy, Radonjić, Hrnčić & Raičević)

parasite

Puparia whitish or dark, oval, 1 mm long, with many white, curly wax threads. The puprium is surrounded by a well-delimited marginal area. In groups at the undersides of the leaves.

host plants

Azadirachta indica; Passiflora edulis; Citrus aurantium, limon, maxima, nobilis, reticulata, sinensis; Coccoloba uvifera; Codiaeum variegatum; Mangifera indica; Melia azedarach; Passiflora edulis; Psidium guajava.

In continental Europe only in citrus cultivation (and there a serious pest). Elsewhere in the world polyphagous, although with a strong preference for Citrus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Hellrigl (2004a), Hernández-Suárez, Martin, Gill ao (2012a), Malumphy (2010a), Malumphy, Radonjić, Hrnčić & Raičević (2015a), Martin, Mifsud & Rapisarda (2000a), Mifsud (1995a).

mod 20.ii.2019