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OSW on Citrus

2017 06 05

OSW clearly shows the layering of exuvia over the actual instar body.

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OSW vs Black Parlatoria

2009 02 20

Gross similarities betwee OSW and the Black Parlatoria, Parlatoria ziziphi (Lucas, 1853), may puzzle pest control experts.

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OSW Sooty mould

2009 05 05

Abundant honeydew elicits proliferation of sooty mould.

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OSW Invasion

2009 05 05

OSW went northward, driven by traded infested produce and plants.

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OSW Parasitoids

2017 10 31

First evidence of self introduced OSW antagonist comes from A. spiniferus collected in Genoa city.

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BC dirsruption via inappropriate chemical action

2009 05 14

Mixed infestation of OSW & Woolly Whitefly on the same Citrus

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OSW on Citrus SEM

2011 04 07

SEM image demonstrates the glandular nature of the spines.

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OSW identification

2008 01 12

OSW identification lies on slide mounting and accurate references scrutiny.

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OSW Sooty mould

2009 05 05

Fruits are blackened and unmarkeatable because of black fungi outbreack.

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OSW Urban Pest

2018 04 25

The urban pest second-nature of OSW is well demonstrated on Pyracantha coccinea M.Roem., the scarlet firethorn.

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OSW on Grape

2018 07 05

OSW host-shift is actually occurring in Southern Italy, when the pest moves to deciduous host plants, as grape (in picture, by Dr. Vincenzo Verrastro).

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OSW on Citrus

2013 03 26

The white wax large marginal fringe helps to identify OSW vs other congeneric species.

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OSW Adults on Citrus leaf

2009 05 05

Unlikely to the great number od whiteflies, OSW adults have bright-red bdies with dark-grey wings.

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OSW Predators

2009 05 05

Indigenous predators were active over the OSW invasion, but unable to check the pest below the economic threshold.

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OSW Urban Pest

2018 04 25

OSW population peacks underside host plant leaves.

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Traded natural enemies

2017 09 15

Conventional marketed natural enemies appear not to be effective.