Aleurolobus marlatti
[Marlatt Whitefly]
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Classification: | Phylum: Arthropoda | Class: Insecta | Order: Hemiptera | Family: Aleyrodidae | Genus: Aleurolobus |

This whitefly was found on the leaves of Murraya koenigii (Curry Tree). Murraya koenigii is indeed one of the host plants of this whitefly as reported in a 2009 publication on whiteflies in Taiwan [1]. The unique pattern on its black pupae matched the pictures seen in a few publications [2-4].


[1] Dubey AK, Ko CC. A review of the genus Aleurolobus Quaintance and Baker (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) from Taiwan, based mainly on pupal morphology with a description of a new species. Entomol Sci 2009;12:51-66. | Read article |

[2] Malumphy C, Mifsud D. Faunal review of the whiteflies of the Maltese Archipelago (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae). Bull Entomol Soc Malta 2012;5:35-47. | Read article |

[3] Suh SJ, Evans GA. Additions to the whitefly fauna of Korea with a key to species (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Kor J Appl Entomol 2012;51(2):163-170. | Read article |

[4] Al-Nadawi FA. First record of five additional blackflies genus and species in Iraq. Online Int Interdis Res J 2015;V:42-46. | Read article |