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Species Aleurothrixus floccosus - Woolly Whitefly

Feeding ants - Aleurothrixus floccosus Woolly Whitefly - Aleurothrixus floccosus
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 Aleurothrixus
Species floccosus (Woolly Whitefly)
Explanation of Names
Aleurothrixus floccosus (Maskell 1896)
Range
probably of neotropical origin (most of its natural enemies are in South America) to the Neotropics, adventive elsewhere and now almost cosmopolitan in warmer climes(1); in our area, so. US (Gulf States to AZ)
Food
polyphagous; host list in(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: FL 1909 (not established at that time)(2)
pest of citrus(3)
Internet References
Whitefly pests of Florida citrus (Fasulo & Brooks 2012)(3)