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Cotton whitefly

Scientific Name
Bemisia tabaci
Scientific Author
(Gennadius, 1889)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleyrodinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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South Australia: 60mls S of Wintopinna, Aug 1962, ex leaves of Senecio. WAITE Institute
Source
Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

B. tabaci - Caudal setae always stout, usually at least as long as vasiform orifice. Vasiform orifice inset from margin of pupal case by less than its own length (ie. vasiform orifice length > caudal furrow), sides of orifice almost straight.

 

B. afer - Caudal setae usually less than half length of vasiform orifice. Vasiform orifice usually inset from posterior margin of pupal case by at least its own length, its sides distinctly concave. Occasionally with distinct stippling on median area of venter as well as on thoracic and/or caudal tracheal fold.

 

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

 

More Information
Author
Walker, K.
Created
12/09/2005 02:27 AEST
Last Updated
19/10/2009 09:51 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Cotton whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) Updated on 10/19/2009 9:51:06 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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