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, Bugwood.org


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; Fraxinus angustifolia.

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).


Hernández-Suárez, Martin, Gill ao (2012a), Jensen (2001a), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2009a), Malumphy, Radonjić, Hrnčić & Raičević (2015a), Martin, Mifsud & Rapisarda (2000a), Mifsud (1995a), Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Umaran (2015a).

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