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Babul whitefly

Scientific Name
Acaudaleyrodes rachipora
Scientific Author
(Singh)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleyrodinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

This genus contains 5 described species: A. africana, A. ebeni, A. pauliani, A. rachipora and A. tuberculate.

 

The genus can be recognised as: scutellate vasiform orifice has a short transversely rectangular operculum but the remainder of the orifice is not occupied by the lingula, which is tiny.

 

A. rachipora has less than half of the total length of the vasiform orifice occupied by the operculum and lingula together, exposed floor of vasiform orifice finely stippled, operculum wider than long; a pair of longitudinal subdorsal furrows present; small groups of tubercle-like markings irregularly present on median line of abdomen, cuticle brown to black, unicolourous, margin toothed, not differentiated at thoracic and caudal tracheal openings.

 

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http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2005f/z00829f.pdf

 

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
23/08/2005 02:40 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:33 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Babul whitefly (Acaudaleyrodes rachipora) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:33:19 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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