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M.A. van den Berg, Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops,
Orange spiny whitefly
Aleurocanthus spiniferus

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.

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