Host plants: Dialeurodes citri is polyphagous; among citrus species and varieties it prefers orange and easy peeler cultivars. Morphology: The. Dialeurodes citri (Riley et Howard) (Coutin R. / OPIE) Damage on lemon Leaves are curved and the underside is coated with honeydew and sooty moulds. Dialeurodes citri first appeared in California in , but never became a serious pest (Kennett et al. ). Citrus whitefly was found in France around

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Central America and Caribbean: Adults of citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citri Figure 2. Pupae are similar but are thickened and are somewhat opaque, and eye spots of the developing adult may show through the pupal skin. The fruit often must be washed rialeurodes it is put on the market. Larvae that had almost completed their development and young pupae of both sexes of D. Some important species are the red fungus Aschersonia aleyrodis Webber and the brown fungus Aegerita webberi Fawcett.

This parasitoid was also established in Sardinia, Corfu and Israel, but results were not reported Kennett et al.

Citrus whitefly

Title Infestation on citrus plant Caption Citrus ciri seriously infested by ovipositing adults. An investigation on the colonization of Encarsia lahorensis How. Red, Aschersonia aleyrodisand yellow, A.

Pupa of the citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citri Ashmead. Dialeurodes citri citrus whitefly ; adult and diialeurodes on underside of Japanese persimmon leaf Diospyros kaki. Gli Aleirodi degli agrumi in Italia. According to Benmessaoud-Boukhalfaslight morphological differences exist between summer and winter pupal cases, mainly pertaining to the dorsal surface and the vasiform orifice.

Dialeurodes – Wikipedia

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Spraying of commercial citrus exclusively for dialeurodez control is seldom practiced in Florida. This occurs when there is constant flushing and availability of new growth, such as after severe hedging and topping. The whitefly injures dialeurrodes plant by consuming large quantities of sap, which it obtains with its sucking mouth parts. The female lays her pale yellow eggs scattered singly on the underside of leaves, particularly young ones.

Dialeurodes citri Ashmead — Aleyrodidae. Also, fruit covered with sooty mold will be retarded in ripening and late in coloring, especially the upper part, which may remain green after the lower portion has assumed the color of ripe fruit. Encarsia lahorensis was shown to be capable of rapid suppression of D. The former proved to be more effective on first- and dialeurdes instar nymphs, whilst the latter exhibited more ovicidal properties. Patti and RapisardaBink-Moenen and Gerlingand Rapisarda dialeuroxes detailed information on the fourth-instar nymph pupal case.

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EENY/IN Citrus Whitefly, Dialeurodes citri (Ashmead) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)

Distribution maps of insect pests. Remarks Non-native, originally from India, probably introduced into Florida around Morrill and Back in: This occurs when there is constant flushing and availability of new growth, such as after severe hedging and topping.

Adults emerge days after pupation. There are several overlapping broods each year. Yoldas Z; Oncuer C, Encarsia lahorensis is regarded as the most efficient parasitoid of Dialeeurodes. The eggs usually hatch in days, depending on the season. Contributions toward a monograph of the Aleurodidae, a family of Hemiptera-Homoptera.


A median brown patch usually occurs in D. In North America, citrus whitefly is found in the southeastern United States, from Florida west to Texas and north to Virginia, and also in California.

Larvae hatch after days and pupate after a further days, dependent on the temperature. Aphelinidae and its effectiveness as a control agent in Florida. Citrus leaves with sooty mold growing on honeydew excreted by the citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citri Ashmead.

Journal of Applied Entomology, 4: Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 28 n. An introduced parasitoid wasp Encarsia lahorensis Howard is established in Florida’s citrus regions and is reducing citrus whitefly populations.

Central America and Caribbean: Insects of Citrus and Other Subtropical Fruits. Aleyrodidae parasite Encarsia lahorensis Howard Dialekrodes Like all whiteflies, this species has sessile nymphs that are affixed to plant surfaces, where they feed by removing plant sap, debilitating the host. The lingula is concealed. Xitri of the taxonomic characters, damage, biology, ecology and control of the citrus whitefly Dialeurodes citri Ashmead Homoptera: It was a serious pest of citrus in Florida prior tobut later became very serious in other Gulf Coast states.

IGRs are very effective. Slovenskega posvetovanja o varstvu rastlin z mednarodno udelezbo, 3. Spraying of commercial citrus exclusively for whitefly control is seldom practiced dialeurldes Florida.

The adults live for about two weeks. The whitefly adult is white with a darkened area at the end of each wing.