n African Entomology - Pomegranate or ash whitefly, (Haliday) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), recorded from South Africa : short communication




On 4 May 2009, specimens of a whitefly were collected by the senior author on wild olive, subsp. , in the Western Cape at Vermont, Hermanus (34°25'S 19°10'E), and on 22 May 2009 a grower from Halfmanshof, Porterville (33°08'S 18°58'E) submitted leaf samples of pomegranate () with a heavy whitefly infestation. Both samples were identified as (Haliday), often known as the pomegranate or ash whitefly, which has not been previously recorded from South Africa.


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