Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dialeurodes citri

Dialeurodes citri (Ashmead, 1885)

citrus whitefly

polyphagous, mainly on Citrus

Dialeurodes citri: puparia

puparia © Florida Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,


Puparia on the undersides of the leaves, sometimes in high densities, causing chlorosis and malformations of the leaves.

host plants

Citrus aurantium, limon, nobilis, reticulata;Diospyros kaki; Fraxinus angustifolia; Gardenia jasminoides; Hedera;Jasminum sambac; Ligustrum lucidum, sinense; Melia azedarach; Piper; Punica granatum; Rosa.

Outside of Europe a broadly polyphagous species, but within Europe, where the species has been introduced, almost exclusively on Citrus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Demi̇rci̇oğlu, Bayhan & Ulusoy (2022a), Hernández-Suárez, Martin, Gill ao (2012a), Jensen (2001a), Kozár & Bink-Moenen (1988a), Malumphy & Mifsud (2012a), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2009a), Malumphy, Radonjić, Hrnčić & Raičević (2015a), Martin, Mifsud & Rapisarda (2000a), Mifsud (1995a), Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Umaran (2015a), Seljak (2013a), Šimala, Masten Milek & Korić (2009a), Šimala, Masten Milek & Pintar (2015b), Tayyib, Mukhtar, Yousuf & Akbar (2019a), Ulusoy, Karut, Özdemi̇r, ao (2012a).

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