Family Aleyrodidae – Whiteflies

19 UK species. As the name suggests, these are typically ‘white’ flies, and they are very small at just 1-2 mm long. They are covered entirely in a white wax secretion. The Cabbage Whitefly (Aleyrodes proletella) is probably the best recognised as a pest on brassicas.

Whitefly Aleyrodidae

Whitefly Aleyrodidae sp.

These are small insects which are predominantly white all over, covered in a powdery wax coating.

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