Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dialeurodes chittendeni

Dialeurodes chittendeni Laing, 1928

rhododendron whitefly

on Rhododendron

Dialeurodes chittendeni

puparium (from Klasa ao).


Puparia ± 1 mm, white or yellowish white, covered by a thin layer of transparent wax, at the undersides of the youngest leaves.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Rhododendron catawbiense, caucasicum, ponticum, simsii.

On smooth-leaved garden rhododendrons.


Univoltine; hibernation as 3nd instar larvae.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Aleuroclava, Massileurodes, chittendeni.


Bink, Bink-Moenen & Woets (1980a), Gertsson (2020a), Hellrigl (2004a), Huldén (1986a), Jansen (2011a), Klasa (2011a), Klasa, Soika, Łabanowski (2003a), Latta (1937a), Lock (2020a), Martin, Mifsud & Rapisarda (2000a), Seljak (2012a), Šimala, Masten Milek & Korić (2009a), Zahradník (1961a).

Last modified 21.x.2020