n African Entomology - The woolly whitefly, (Maskell) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), a potentially serious citrus pest, recorded from South Africa : short communication




A whitefly that has been noticed over the last two years on many lemon trees in suburban gardens of Cape Town and in Stellenbosch, has been identified as the woolly whitefly, (Maskell). This is the first record of this species from South Africa. Subsequently, it has been found all the way along the broad coastline from Stellenbosch to Port Elizabeth, and is apparently even more widespread in South Africa, as it was found on a lemon tree in a Pretoria garden during May 2009.


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