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.

On smooth-leaved garden rhododendrons.


Univoltine; hibernation as 3nd instar larvae.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Aleuroclava, Massileurodes, chittendeni.


Bink, Bink-Moenen & Woets (1980a), Hellrigl (2004a), Huldén (1986a), Jansen (2011a), Klasa (2011a), Klasa, Soika, Łabanowski (2003a), Latta (1937a), Martin, Mifsud & Rapisarda (2000a), Seljak (2012a), Zahradník (1961a).

mod 16.iii.2019