Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino,

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: 67

publication ID

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

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino
status

 

Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino 

( Figs 48, 110–111)

Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino, 1990: 132  –149. Holotype (adult male), Syria.

DISTRIBUTION. Neotropical Region — Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico; Nearctic Region — Bermuda, California, Florida, Texas; Palaearctic Region — Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, Syria, Turkey; Ethiopian Region — Benin; Oriental Region — Hong Kong.

COMMENTS. Although this species was described from citrus crops in Syria, all Paraleyrodes  species are native to the Neotropical Region. P. m i n e i is now often called the nesting whitefly, but this name should be used with caution, because it describes the waxdeposition habits of females of many, possibly all, members of this genus.

As can be seen from the currently recorded distribution, above, P. m i n e i is clearly a mobile species. It was discovered by the author on several host plants in Hong Kong (2003, BMNH), the first records of this species occurring in Asia. Two puparia from Hong Kong were collected from a grass blade, Miscanthus sinensis  , and an adult female emerged from each of these. Also, further adult females were observed nearby, on the same grass, with the presence of eggs and much secreted wax indicating further colonisation. This may be the first record of any member of the Aleurodicinae  developing on a poaceous host, and is most notable.

In Belize, several puparia ( Fig. 48) have been studied, and the characteristic male aedeagus (Fig. 110) has been seen in one fully­developed adult male and one pre­emergence male dissected from its puparium, thereby confirming the occurrence of this species in Belize.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Paraleyrodes

Loc

Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino

John H. Martin 2004
2004
Loc

Paraleyrodes minei

Iaccarino 1990: 132
1990