EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2017 Num. article: 2017/040

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.