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Species Aleurocanthus woglumi - Citrus Blackfly

Lots to look at under the leaf - Aleurocanthus woglumi
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 Aleurocanthus
Species woglumi (Citrus Blackfly)
Explanation of Names
Aleurocanthus woglumi Ashby 1915
Named after entomologist Russell Sage Woglum
A serious citrus pest introduced from Asia, detected in Key West, FL in 1937, eradicated and found again at a later time and is now widespread in FL
Internet References
Fact sheet (Nguyen & Hamon 2016)(1)