Ann Arbor - Botanical Garden Conservatory, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA June 21, 2006 Size: ca. 2mm
This is presumably a whitefly larva ("pupa"), observed on a palm frond in a tropical plant conservatory. The plant was heavily covered in honeydew. The black color would be expected for a greenhouse whitefly that had been parasitized by Encarsia. This however does not appear to be GH whitefly, and I saw no evidence of parasitoid emergence. We otherwise have spiraling whitefly in this greenhouse, which looks totally different.
Contributed by David Cappaert on 21 June, 2006 - 5:10pm Last updated 30 January, 2010 - 10:22pm
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