Aleyrodes proletella (Linnaeus, 1758)

cabbage whitefly

Aleyrodes proletella: puparia

puparia © David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

polyphagous

parasite

Puparium ± 1 mm long, almost circular, flat, yellow to greyish-hyaline, often in dense colonies at the underside of the leaves. Imago with two grey spots in each front wing.

host plants

Acanthus mollis; Aquilegia alpina; Brassica cretica, incana, macrocarpa, montana, oleracea, rupestris, tinei; Chelidonium majus; Cichorium intybus; Cucumis sativus; Euphorbia amygdaloides, esula, peplus; Galinsoga parviflora; Gerbera jamesonii; Hypochaeris glabra; Lactuca palmensis, sativa, serriola; Lapsana communis; Lycopersicon esculentum; Nasturtium; Pyrola chlorantha; Sonchus arvensis, oleraceus.

Preference for Brassicaceae and Chelidonium majus.

phenology

Multivoltine; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Aleurodes proletella; Aleyrodes brassicae Walker, 1852. Perhaps also Aleyrodes campanulae Salaas, 1942, described from Campanula grandis and C. persicifolia (cf Huldén).

references

Bink, Bink-Moenen & Woets (1980a), Gómez-Menor (1944a), Gomez-Menor Ortega (1954a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hernández-Suárez, Martin, Gill ao (2012a), Huldén (1986a), Jansen (2011a), Jansen & Ivanova (2018a), Klasa (2011a), Klasa & Palaczyk (2008a), Klasa & Wiśniowski (2016a), Kozár, Guignard, Bachmann ao (1994a), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2009a), Martin, Mifsud & Rapisarda (2000a), Mifsud (1995a), Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Umaran (2015a).

mod 16.iii.2019