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First Record of Aleurothrixus floccosus (Mask.) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Greece and Some Observations οn its Phenology

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P. Katsouannos
P. Katsouannos


Aleurothrixus.floccosus was first found in Greece on citrus trees in several urban areas of East Attica, in May 1991. During the following summer and autumn, all preimaginal instars of the insect were found on sample leaves. Adults were captured on yellow sticky traps throughout this period, until mid-December. During the winter (Dec., Jan.) the majority of the population consisted of third and fourth pre-imaginal instars. For control of A. floccosus, the parasitoid Coles noacki (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) was imported into Greece from Spain in late 1991. The introduced populations were successfully multiplied in the insectary.


Aleurothrixus floccosus; Cales noacki; citrus; Attica; Greece; phenology

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