whitefly

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whitefly

any hemipterous insect of the family Aleyrodidae, typically having a body covered with powdery wax. Many are pests of greenhouse crops
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Schlee (1969a, 1969b) based on external morphology and male genitalic characters considered two sister groups within Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea + Aleyrodoidea (Psylliformes), and Aphidoidea + Coccoidea (Aphidiformes).
Parasitan huespedes de varios ordenes de Insecta pero preferentemente hemipteros de la superfamilia Aleyrodoidea (familia Aleyrodidae) o de Coccoidea (familias Diaspididae y Coccidae).
Aunque especies de Signiphoridae atacan frecuente a plagas de Aleyrodoidea, Aphidoidea, Coccoidea, Psylloidea, no se usan en estrategias de control biologico porque algunas son hiperparasitoides obligadas.