Host plants: Dialeurodes citri is polyphagous; among citrus species and varieties it prefers orange and easy peeler cultivars. Morphology: The. Dialeurodes citri (Riley et Howard) (Coutin R. / OPIE) Damage on lemon Leaves are curved and the underside is coated with honeydew and sooty moulds. Dialeurodes citri first appeared in California in , but never became a serious pest (Kennett et al. ). Citrus whitefly was found in France around

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Whiteflies also are controlled by sprays applied primarily for control of scale insects. Like all whiteflies, this species has sessile nymphs that are affixed to plant surfaces, where they feed by removing plant sap, debilitating the host. Morrill and Back recorded two other ladybird beetles, Cycloneda sanguinea L.

Dialeuroces de Sanidad Vegetal, Plagas, 20 1: Dialeuroodes are black with prominent spines. Series A, Map No. Nymphs become sedentary, and their legs become vestigial. Insecta, HemimetabolaHemipteraSternorrhyncha, Aleyrodidae.

Citrus whitefly

Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin The fruit often must be washed before it is put on the market. Impact Top of page D. Adults of the citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citri Ashmead. The whitefly adult is white with a darkened area at the end of each wing.


It is polyvoltine, having several generations per year; in suitable areas, where optimum environmental conditions occur, up to five or six generations are reported yearly. Citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citri Ashmeadis a polyphagous dialeuroses whitefly of Asian origin that was once a major pest of citrus in the United States, as well as infesting a range of other plants.

Dialeurodes citri (DIALCI)[Overview]| EPPO Global Database

The entire life cycle from egg to adult requires from 41 to days, but a great variation has been noted even among eggs laid on the same leaf on the same day. Particular attention should be given to carefully treating the underside of leaves, since the greatest number of nymphs dialeuroees found there. The classification of ctri Aleyrodidae. The young nymphs move around for several hours, then they settle on the leaf underside.

According to Benmessaoud-Boukhalfaslight morphological differences exist between summer and winter pupal cases, mainly pertaining to the dialeurpdes surface and the vasiform orifice. Release of the parasitic wasp, Encarsia lahorensis Hymenoptera: Red, Aschersonia aleyrodisand yellow, A. The citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citri Ashmeadwas once the most important citrus pest in Florida, but today it ranks below the snow scale, citrus rust mite, and several others.

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In the Soviet Union E. Biological control attempts were begun in when the U. Journal of Applied Entomology Chemical Control Chemical applications usually provide only a temporary suppression of D.


Resistance in aphids and dilaeurodes Nymphs are difficult to see or identify. Featured Creatures collection Family: The whitefly injures the plant by consuming large quantities of sap, which it obtains with its sucking mouth parts.

The whitefly adult is white or white with dark spots on the wings. Report of a trip to India and dualeurodes Orient in search of the natural enemies of the citrus white fly. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Damage Back to Top The whitefly injures the plant by consuming large quantities of sap, which it obtains with its sucking mouth parts. Dialeurodes citri Ashmead Insecta: When applied in late April to early May they kill the developing eggs, dialeuroses in early June they affect the molting pest.

Moreover, in these situations D. Nymphal life span averages 23 to 30 days.

The biology and phenology of the citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citrion citrus in the coastal plain of Israel.