Citrus Whitefly-Dialeurodes citri

The Citrus Whitefly (Dialeurodes citri) is a tiny white fly in the family Aleyrodidae. It is a mealy white insect with mealy white wings. Both sexes have two pairs of wings. The wingspan is less than 4 mm.
The citrus whitefly is an economically important pest of citrus. However it also feeds on other species of plants. It attacks the underside of the citrus tree's leaves, sucking sap from it which causes leaves to curl up and turn brown. The adult fly produces honeydew, a sweet by-product of digestion, upon which a sooty fungus grows that damages the fruit and foliage.

Citrus Whitefly (Dialeurodes citri)

5 comments:

Monique et Daniel said...

Très beau!

birdy said...

Thanks dear for your visit and appreciation.

teca said...

It's the nature in its symbiosis...

Warm hug.

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Birdy said...

Thanks Teca for the feed back.It's much appreciated.