Aleurocanthus banksiae (Maskell)

Gillespie, Peter S., 2012, A review of the whitefly genus Aleurocanthus Quaintance & Baker (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Australia, Zootaxa 3252, pp. 1-42: 7-9

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.246421

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scientific name

Aleurocanthus banksiae (Maskell)
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Aleurocanthus banksiae (Maskell)  

(Figs 4–6)

Aleurodes banksiae Maskell, 1896: 423   –424. Lectotype, Australia, Vic, Melbourne, on Banksia integrifolia   or Callistemon linearis, French   ( ANIC), designated by Dumbleton, 1956: 164.

Aleurocanthus banksiae (Maskell)   , Quaintance & Baker, 1914: 102.

Distribution. ACT, Vic, SA ( Martin, 1999), NSW, Qld ( ASCU).

Hosts. PROTEACEAE   : Banksia spinulosa   ( ASCU), B. marginata   ( Martin 1999, ASCU), B. integrifolia   ( Martin 1999, ASCU), B. ornata ( Martin 1999)   , B. serrata   ( ASCU). ULMACEAE   : Aphananthe   sp. ( ASCU). MYRTACEAE   : Callistemon linearis ( Martin, 1999)   doubtful record (see below).

Comments. This species was illustrated by Martin (1999) following the illustration of Dumbleton (1956) and shows details of the dorsum of a puparium. Frequently specimens show the presence of more setae, particularly submarginal meso and metathoracic setae, although their number and position often vary. Also, small pale eyespots are often present mesad of the prothoracic setae (Fig. 5). Many records from ASCU and APPD now confirm that this species is widely spread from SE Qld through to the Adelaide area of SA wherever suitable hosts grow. A. banksiae   is found often sparsely distributed on many different Banksia   species and hybrids. A sample of A. banksiae   collected on Aphananthe   in rainforest in SE Qld formed dense aggregations, more typical of other Aleurocanthus   species found in such rainforest habitats. Although morphologically similar to A. banksiae   , this sample may yet prove to be FIGURES 4–6. A. banksiae   puparia: 4, habitus (100 µm); 5, slide (500 µm); 6, illustration (from Martin 1999, after Dumbleton 1956), (A) margin detail, inset 3 rd instar.

a different species. As noted by Martin (1999), Maskell’s record of this species possibly occurring on Callistemon   seems highly doubtful, many samples of whiteflies taken from Callistemon   by the author in eastern Australia having never included A. banksiae   .

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

NSW

Royal Botanic Gardens, National Herbarium of New South Wales

ASCU

Agricultural Scientific Collections Unit

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Aleurocanthus

Loc

Aleurocanthus banksiae (Maskell)

Gillespie, Peter S. 2012
2012
Loc

Aleurodes banksiae

Dumbleton 1956: 164
1956