Host plants and natural enemies of rugose spiraling whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Florida

Antonio William Francis, Ian C. Stocks, Trevor R. Smith, Anthony J. Boughton, Catharine M. Mannion, Lance S. Osborne

Abstract


The rugose spiraling whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), is a polyphagous pest that has caused significant damage in the Florida landscape. Various plants have been identified as primary hosts in affected areas. Rugose spiraling whitefly was confirmed in 22 counties, and surveys for biological control agents have found several important natural enemies and other species that collectively provide appreciable control of this whitefly pest.

 

Sumario

 

La mosca blanca espiral rugosa, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), es una plaga polífaga que ha causado un daño significativo en los campos de la Florida. Varias plantas han sido identificadas como hospederas primarias en las zonas afectadas. Se confirmó la mosca blanca espiral rugosa en 22 condados, y los sondeos de agentes de control biológico han encontrado varios enemigos naturales importantes y otras especies que proveen colectivamente un control considerable de esta plaga de mosca blanca.

 

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Keywords


Aleurodicus rugioperculatus; survey; biological control; predator; parasitoid; susceptible host

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