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Journal of Tea Science ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (4): 427-431.doi: 10.13305/j.cnki.jts.2016.04.011

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First Discovery of Whitefly, Aleurocanthus inceratus Silvestri (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on Tea Plants in China

WANG Jirui1,2, MU Lixia2, DU Yuzhou2, XU Zhihong1,*   

  1. 1. School of Agricultural & Food Science, Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University, Lin'an 311300, China;
    2. School of Horticulture, Plant Protection and Institute of Applied Entomology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
  • Received:2016-03-28 Published:2019-08-26

Abstract: Aleurocanthus inceratus Silvestri, a newly recorded species of whitefly infesting tea plants, was morphologically described and illustrated. It has 11 pairs of spines along submarginal area, among which 5 pairs are on cephalothorax. Moreover, there are 9 pairs of spines on cephalothorax of the median dorsum, 14 pairs of spines on the median of venter, with 3 rows. Vasiform orifice and operculum are rounded.and cordate respectively., While caudal furrow is indistinct. Nine species of whitefly infesting tea plants in China were counted, namely, Aleurotrachelus camelliae (Kuwana), Parabamisia myricae (Kuwana), Aleurocanthus spiniferus (Quaintance), Aleuroclava guyavae (Takahashi), Aleurolobus rhododendri Takahashi, Dialeurodes citri (Ashmead), Aleurocanthus inceratus Silvestri. An identification key to identify these species based on the puparial characters was provided.

Key words: tea plant, Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae, newly recorded species, China

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