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Spiralling whitefly

Scientific Name
Aleurodicus dispersus
Scientific Author
Russell, 1965
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleyrodinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Images

Dorsal vertical view
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Caption
Togo (Togolese Republic) 1983. det. G. Watson 1996
Source
Alice Ames Department of Primary Industries, Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Unmounted material: Pupal cases are colourless or yellowish, nearly oval and 1-1.25 mm long and 0.75-0.90 mm wide. Mature pupae have a swollen ventral surface and are surrounded by a band of wax. Waxy rods emanating from each of the large compound pores, which occur in five subdorsal pairs, extend upward and outward from the back.  Waxy rods can be up to 8 mm in length.

Slide mounted material: With 4 pairs of abdominal compound pores. Dorsal disc densely punctuated by simple pores of several types. Antennae of adults with 5 flgellar segments, none densely sensoriate in either sex. Female with posterior two pairs of wax plates with reticulate  pattern.

More Information
Specimen Contact
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
Author
Mali Malipatil and John Wainer
Created
31/05/2007 02:53 AEST
Last Updated
30/03/2009 10:47 AEST
Citation
Mali Malipatil and John Wainer (2007) Spiralling whitefly (Aleurodicus dispersus ) Updated on 3/30/2009 10:47:59 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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