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Family Aleyrodidae - Whiteflies

(Not So) New for Bug Guide: Whiteflies (Aleyrodidae); likely  Aleuroplatus. Tiny Zephyr - Bemisia argentifolii Scale Insect - Trialeurodes Whitefly Whitefly nursery (?) on lemon Whitefly Red maple whitefly Frangula californica whitefly
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
overview in(1)
~1,600 spp. in ~160 genera total(2)(3)
Usually <3 mm
Adults are winged and covered with white dust or waxy powder. Identification to genus or species usually requires close examination of so-called pupa (inactive last nymphal stage).
Keys in(3)(4) (based on pupae)
Feed on leaves
Life Cycle
First instar nymphs are active, subsequent instars are sessile and look like scales.