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Aleurodicus pulvinatus
(coconut whitefly)

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Aleurodicus pulvinatus (coconut whitefly)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Aleurodicus pulvinatus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • coconut whitefly
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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TitleOviposition spiral
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Copyright©Matthew Cock/CABI BioScience
Oviposition spiral©Matthew Cock/CABI BioScience
TitleImmatures
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Copyright©Matthew Cock/CABI BioScience
Immatures©Matthew Cock/CABI BioScience
TitleAdults
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Adults©Matthew Cock/CABI BioScience
A. pulvinatus damage to coconut palms in Nevis.
TitleDamage symptoms on coconut palm
CaptionA. pulvinatus damage to coconut palms in Nevis.
CopyrightGillian Watson/CAB International
A. pulvinatus damage to coconut palms in Nevis.
Damage symptoms on coconut palmA. pulvinatus damage to coconut palms in Nevis.Gillian Watson/CAB International

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Aleurodicus pulvinatus (Maskell)

Preferred Common Name

  • coconut whitefly

Other Scientific Names

  • Aleurodes pulvinata Maskell, 1896
  • Aleurodicus bifasciatus Bondar, 1922
  • Aleurodicus iridescens Cockerell, 1898
  • Aleurodicus pulvinata (Maskell) Cockerell, 1898

International Common Names

  • Spanish: mosca blanca del aguacate

EPPO code

  • ALEDPU (Aleurodicus pulvinatus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Aleyrodoidea
  •                                 Family: Aleyrodidae
  •                                     Genus: Aleurodicus
  •                                         Species: Aleurodicus pulvinatus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Growth Stages

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Flowering stage, Fruiting stage, Vegetative growing stage

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / honeydew or sooty mould
Whole plant / plant dead; dieback

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Dirphys larensis Parasite

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