Aleurotrachelus (genus)

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Aleurotrachelus trachoides (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Ken Walker, Museum Victoria
Source: PaDIL

Aleurotrachelus Quaintance & Baker, 1914

The genus contains around 80 species of whiteflies. Several species are agricultural pests like Aleurotrachelus socialis, a pest of cassava in northern parts of South America.

Species of Aleurotrachelus are characterised by the puparium having a submargin with a row of small, toothlike conical processes. For a key to the whitefly genera of southeastern North America, including Aleurotrachelus, see Hodges & Evans (2005).

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: