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Aleurocanthus whitefly

Scientific Name
Aleurocanthus cocois
Scientific Author
Corbett, 1927
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleyrodinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Description: (Important characters in italics) Pupal case less than 1.65 x as long as broad; disc or submargin with a pattern of stout, acute or tubiforms spines; dorsal spines acute; cuticle brown; venter smooth; margin toothed but not coarsely so, Venter with a submarginal band of shallow, subcircular tubercles, Dorsum with stout spines, male with fewer spines and posteriorly spines not doubled as in female, submarginal spines interspersed with a row of up to 8 pairs of fine setae; submedium area smooth with spines on all segments. 

Source: Martin, J. 1987 An identification guide to common whitefly pests of the world. (See reference for full details).

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
17/01/2008 04:58 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:33 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2008) Aleurocanthus whitefly (Aleurocanthus cocois) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:33:19 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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