Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Trialeurodes ricini

Trialeurodes ricini (Misra, 1924)

castor whitefly


Trialeurodes ricini: puparium

puparium (from Hernández-Suárez ao)


Puparia pale, oval; along the margin many isolated wax threads that sometimes point up, but mostly to the side.

host plants

Abelmoschus esculentus; Amaranthus; Cucurbita maxima; Gossypium hirsutum; Hibiscus cannabinus; Ipomoea batatas; Ricinus communis.

Mainly on Ricinus communis, where the species can form extremely dense colonies.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Hernández-Suárez, Martin, Gill ao (2012a), Malumphy, Suarez, Glover ao (2007a).

Last modified 22.ii.2019