Mealybugs and whiteflies

Mealybugs and whiteflies (3 results)

  • Mealybugs

    Family Pseudococcidae

    Region
    North
    Female adults are usually around 3mm long. Female adults and nymphs are oval-shaped and are covered by white waxy coating giving a mealy appearance. They form colonies on shoots, stems, leaves and peanut kernels, developing into white masses. Males are small aphid-like winged insects....
  • Greenhouse Whitefly

    Trialeurodes vaporariorum

    Region
    North
    Adult is 1.5 mm long and holds its white powdery wings flat, almost parallel to, and obscuring its body when viewed from above. Nymphs are difficult to distinguish from other species. Nymphs are pale yellow-green scale-like insects. Most nymph stages are immobile. Encarsia formosa is an important biological control wasp...
  • Cotton Whitefly Silverleaf Whitefly

    Bemisia tabaci, Bemisia tabaci (biotype B)

    Region
    North
    Cotton and silverleaf whitefly adults are 1.5 mm long and can not be separated visually. Adults of the cotton and silverleaf whitefly hold their white powdery wings more like the roof of a house that doesn’t quite join at the apex, so when viewed from above, the body can be...