Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive


Species Bemisia argentifolii - Silverleaf Whitefly

Tiny Zephyr - Bemisia argentifolii Tiny Zephyr - Bemisia argentifolii Tiny Zephyr - Bemisia argentifolii Bemisia argentifolii
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Sternorrhyncha (Plant-parasitic Hemipterans)
Superfamily Aleyrodoidea
Family Aleyrodidae (Whiteflies)
Subfamily Aleyrodinae
Genus Bemisia
Species argentifolii (Silverleaf Whitefly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Also known as strain B of B. tabaci (Gennadius).
Explanation of Names
Described by Bellows & Perring, 1994.
Worldwide distribution. Possibly its origin is India; first found in the United States in the late 1880's. Considered a pest.
Internet References
Bemisia argentifolii, PDF