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Species Dialeurodes citri - Citrus Whitefly

Flatid Larvae - Dialeurodes citri Scale bug? - Dialeurodes citri
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 Dialeurodes
Species citri (Citrus Whitefly)
wingspan less than 5 mm
Mealy white insect with mealy white wings.
Worldwide. In US, outdoors, from Florida to Washington DC, Illinois, Texas, according to U. of Florida, but it has been reported in CA. In greenhouses, anywhere.
Its main host are citrus, but it also feeds on a variety of other families of plants.
Non-native, originally from India, probably introduced into Florida around 1858-1885 (Morrill and Back 1911 in: University of Florida)
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