Dialeurodes citri

Citrus whitefly

Photo by J. W. Lotz, Bugwood.org

  • Found in Asia, Europe Africa and the Americas
  • Nymphs (<1 mm long) are flattened and can be easily mistaken for scales
  • Adults have creamy-yellow bodies with white wings, and are about 1 mm long
  • Eggs, nymphs and adults found on underside of leaves
  • Infested tissue covered in transparent honeydew
  • Potential vectors of citrus viruses
  • Adults can move short distances by flight and be transported long distance on infested plant material


Scientific name: Dialeurodes citri
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Stink bugs, aphids, mealybugs, scale, whiteflies & hoppers (HEMIPTERA)