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Species Siphoninus phillyreae - Ash Whitefly

Ash Whiteflies - Siphoninus phillyreae
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 Siphoninus
Species phillyreae (Ash Whitefly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aleyrodes phillyreae Haliday, 1835
Range
Introduced from Europe; in North America, found in California and Florida.
Remarks
It has the potential of becoming a serious pest. There are several natural enemies that could serve as biocontrols.

The lady beetle Clitosthetus arcuatus, native to Europe and the Middle East, was introduced to CA and FL in the 1990's as a biocontrol agent.
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