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Cabbage Whitefly

Scientific Name
Aleyrodes proletella
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleyrodinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Pupa

Cuticle usually pale or evenly dusky, generally very smooth with little dorsal sculpturing; margin shallowly crenulated, not modified at thoracic tracheal opening at margin. Transverse moulting sutures not reaching margin. Usually bears only short setae, especially the caudal pair. Cephalic, first and eighth abdominal and caudal setae always present; a row of tiny submarginal setae present, sometimes with particular pairs much enlarged and displaced subdorsally. Abdominal segment VII not reduced medially. Vasiform orifice posteriorly rounded; operculum trapezoidal, occupying only basal half of orifice; lingula rather thick, head finely spinulose, exposed, included within orifice but with a pair of long apical setae which may protrude beyond boundary of orifice. Caudal furrow not, or little, marked.

Egg

Elongate-oval, laid upright in a semicircle on underside of leaves. Initially pale and translucent, then become darker.

Larva

Scale-like and covered with wax; white with two yellow spots on abdomen. Dorsal surface of last abdominal segment with vasiform orifice characteristic of the group.

Adult

Moth-like, about 1.5 mm long; head and thorax dark, abdomen yellow and covered by a conspicuous white waxy layer; forewings each with two dark marks.

References

- Martin, J.H. (1999). The whitefly fauna of Australia (Sternorrhyncha: Aleyrodidae), a taxonomic account and identification guide. Technical Paper, CSIRO Entomology. Canberra, 38, 1–197.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
18/05/2011 12:18 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 03:22 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Cabbage Whitefly (Aleyrodes proletella) Updated on 5/7/2014 3:22:37 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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