, Volume 47, Issue 5, pp 659–662 | Cite as

Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)- a new invasive pest threat to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

  • A. K. DubeyEmail author


An invasive whitefly, Paraleyrodes minei Iaccarino is newly recorded from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, and found infesting Callophylum inophyllum, Morinda citrifolia and Psidium guajava. The plant family Calophyllaceae is recorded as new host for P. minei. The puparial and adults identification characteristics and pest impact of Paraleyrodes minei in India are discussed. Biological information and natural enemies so far recorded are provided.


Callophylum inophyllum Nesting whitefly Parasitoids Psidium guajava 



I am thankful to Dr. K. Chandra, Director, ZSI for infrastructure facilities provided, and to Prof. P. Mohan, Pondicherry University for compound microscope imaging facility.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zoological Survey of India, Andaman & Nicobar Regional CentrePort BlairIndia

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