First report of Paraleyrodes minei in Malta
The nesting whitefly, Paraleyrodes minei (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) has recently been found in Malta. It was first found in Msida in July 2016. Numerous larvae and adults were observed on the leaf undersides of 3-4 years old lemon trees (Citrus limon). As the pest has subsequently been detected in several other localities, it is considered that it is established and widespread in Malta.
More information about P. minei can be found in the EPPO Global Database: https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/PARYMI
Malumphy C, Mifsud D (2016) First record of the nesting whitefly, Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino, 1990 (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae) in Malta. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta 8, 90-93.