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

Authors

  • Antonio William Francis Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Apopka, Florida 32703, USA E-mail: antonio.francis@freshfromflorida.com
  • Ian C. Stocks Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, Florida 32608, USA
  • Trevor R. Smith Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, Florida 32608, USA
  • Anthony J. Boughton University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead, Florida 33031, USAr
  • Catharine M. Mannion University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead, Florida 33031, USA
  • Lance S. Osborne University of Florida, Mid Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, Florida 32703, USA

Keywords:

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

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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2015-12-30

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Scientific Notes