Exotic Pest Reporting
M.A. van den Berg, Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops, Bugwood.org
Orange spiny whitefly
Orange spiny whitefly (Aleurocanthus spiniferus) is an insect pest of citrus. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Hawaii in 1974.
Weakness in citrus and poor fruit quality is a result of the disruption in photosynthesis due to sooty mold forming on the honeydew from this pest.