Aleurodicus pulvinatus (Maskell),

John H. Martin, 2004, Whiteflies of Belize (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Part 1 — introduction and account of the subfamily Aleurodicinae Quaintance & Baker, Zootaxa 681, pp. 1-86: 28

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.158856

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scientific name

Aleurodicus pulvinatus (Maskell)
status

 

Aleurodicus pulvinatus (Maskell) 

(Figs A, 10, 64, 77, 124)

Aleurodes pulvinata Maskell, 1896: 439  –441. Lectotype designated by Martin & Watson (1998), Trinidad [examined].

Aleurodicus pulvinatus (Maskell)  ; Cockerell, 1902: 280.

Aleurodicus iridescens Cockerell, 1898: 225  . Lectotype designated by Martin & Watson (1998), Mexico [examined]. [Erroneously synonymised with Aleurodicus cocois (Curtis)  by Quaintance & Baker, 1913: 47; synonymised with A. pulvinatus  by Martin & Watson, 1998: 93.]

DISTRIBUTION. Neotropical Region — widely distributed, especially amongst the Caribbean islands.

COMMENTS. A. pulvinatus  was investigated by Martin & Watson (1998), who redefined this species, concluding that puparial pigmentation varies considerably. Puparia may be completely pale, have pronounced subdorsal pigmentation in a longitudinal stripe on each side of the puparium, or possess more limited marking in the form of a pair of thoracic patches or, occasionally, a median thoracic patch (Figs 64, 124). This species is widespead in the Caribbean area, where it sometimes causes considerable damage to coconut palms, but has not been encountered in pest proportions in Belize despite being collected on many occasions.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Aleurodicus

Loc

Aleurodicus pulvinatus (Maskell)

John H. Martin 2004
2004
Loc

Aleurodicus pulvinatus

Cockerell 1902: 280
1902
Loc

Aleurodicus iridescens

Martin 1998: 93
Quaintance 1913: 47
Cockerell 1898: 225
1898
Loc

Aleurodes pulvinata

Maskell 1896: 439
1896