Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

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The citrus white fly


Western Australia, Citrus white fly, Aleuroplatus citri tak, Lemon tree pest, Citrus pest

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For the first time in Western Australia the citrus white fly was recorded on lemon trees at Maddington in 1950 and since then it has been found to be widely distributed in the Maddington-Gosnells area and in scattered situations in the Darling Range, Middle Swan and Perth suburbs. It is also of interest to note that the insect appeared in Mildura citrus orchards in Victoria (Anon 1952), about the same time as it was reported from Western Australia, although there appears to be no explanation for its sudden dispersal over the continent.

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