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Aucuba whitefly

Scientific Name
Aleuroclava aucubae
Scientific Author
(Kuwana, 1911)
(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleyrodinae)

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Ventral view
USA. California Fresno County, Fresno, July 2002. det. J. Martin
Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Abdomen shorter than cephalothorax, submargin not solely defined by a ventral suture, dorsal disc sculptured, tracheal notch present, vasiform orifice subcordate, lingula not lobed.


Hodes, G. and G. Evans (2005). An identification guide to the whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) of the southeastern United States. Florida Entomologist 88(4):518-534

The pupae of aucuba whitefly are black, with little or no white waxy fringing (unlike most other melanic whitefly pupae). Each pupa has some ridges (carinae) at the anterior end that roughly outline the position of the ventral anterior legs and antennae. These ridges are usually coated with wax that is whiter than that on the rest of the insect, giving it the appearance of having pale “eyebrows”. The pupae occur in low numbers, only one or two per leaf, and do not produce much honeydew.


See weblink for California Pest and Disease Report 2006

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Walker, K.
28/02/2008 03:37 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:47 AEST
Walker, K. (2008) Aucuba whitefly (Aleuroclava aucubae) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:47:55 AM Available online: PaDIL -
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