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Woolly Whitefly

Scientific Name
Aleurothrixus floccosus
Scientific Author
(Maskell, 1895)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleyrodinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Specimen Locality Label: Hawaii, 11 Sept 2003, W. Nagamine, ex Citrus leaf
Source
Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Vasiform orifice small, elliptical; lingula obscured by operculum whihc nearly fills orifice; Margin with coarse teeth, each tooth with a gland at its base which gives margin the appearance of having a "double row of teeth"; subdorsal folds ofetn coming to a point above the head; marginal teeth not modified at regions of thoracic and caudal tracheal openings. Caudal furrow absent. Puparia often covered with flocculent wax.

Source:

Martin, J. (1987). Tropical Pest Management 33(4): 298-322.

 

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
04/08/2005 10:44 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:33 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Woolly Whitefly (Aleurothrixus floccosus) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:33:20 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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