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Temporal range: Middle Jurassic–Recent
Whiteflies (Trialeurodes vaporariorum)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Superfamily: Aleyrodoidea
Family: Aleyrodidae

Whiteflies are a small group in the Hemiptera. These insects feed on the undersides of plant leaves.

Their only family is the Aleyrodidae in the superfamily Aleyrodoidea. Over 1550 species have been described.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Martin, J.H.; Mound, L.A. (2007). "An annotated check list of the world's whiteflies (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)". Zootaxa. 1492: 1–84. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1492.1.1.