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Aleyrodes proletella
(cabbage whitefly)



Aleyrodes proletella (cabbage whitefly)


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Aleyrodes proletella
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cabbage whitefly
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Aleyrodes proletella (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • cabbage whitefly

Other Scientific Names

  • Aleurodes brassicae KOCH
  • Aleurodes proletella (L.)
  • Aleyrodes brassicae Walker

International Common Names

  • Spanish: mosca blanca; mosquita blanca del repollo
  • French: aleurode du chou; mouche blanche du chou
  • Portuguese: aleuroda

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: kalmellus
  • Germany: Mottenschildlaus, Kohl-
  • Italy: Aleurode dei cavoli
  • Norway: kalmjøllus
  • Sweden: kalmjöllus

EPPO code

  • ALEUPR (Aleyrodes proletella)

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: Aleyrodes
  •                                         Species: Aleyrodes proletella

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

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Aschersonia aleyrodes Pathogen Nymphs
Clitostethus arcuatus Predator Adults/Nymphs
Encarsia formosa Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Encarsia inaron Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Encarsia lutea Parasite
Encarsia pergandiella Parasite
Encarsia tricolor Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Eretmocerus mundus Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Euderomphale cerris Parasite Finland Chelidonium majus
Euderomphale chelidonii Parasite Sweden Chelidonium majus

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