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Species Dialeurodes citri - Citrus Whitefly

Flatid Larvae - Dialeurodes citri Scale bug? - Dialeurodes citri
Classification
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)
Size
wingspan less than 5 mm
Identification
Mealy white insect with mealy white wings.
Range
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.
Food
Its main host are citrus, but it also feeds on a variety of other families of plants.
Remarks
Non-native, originally from India, probably introduced into Florida around 1858-1885 (Morrill and Back 1911 in: University of Florida)
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