Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pealius azaleae

Pealius azaleae (Baker & Moles, 1920)

azalea whitefly

on Rhoodendron


Puparia 0.7-0.8 mm, flattened, oval, yellow with a fine marginal fringe of wax, in numbers at the undersides of the leaves.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Rhododendron indicum, mucronatum, ponticum, pulchrum, schlippenbachii, simsii.


Two generations; hibernation as 4th instar larvae, that form puparia in march.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bink, Bink-Moenen & Woets (1980a), Franquinho Aguiar (1998a), Gertsson (2020a), Martin, Mifsud & Rapisarda (2000a), Seljak (2012a).

Last modified 21.x.2020