Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) - a new invasive pest threat to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

Abstract

An invasive whitefly, Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino is newly recorded from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, and found infesting Callophylum inophyllum, Morinda citrifolia and Psidium guajava. The plant family Calophyllaceae is recorded as new host for P. minei. The puparial and adults identification characteristics and pest impact of Paraleyrodes minei in India are discussed. Biological information and natural enemies so far recorded are provided.