Aleyrodidae

plural noun Al·ey·rod·i·dae \ˌa-lə-ˈrä-də-ˌdē\

Definition of Aleyrodidae

  1. :  a family of minute homopterous insects winged as adults with the body and wings covered with a white powdery wax, the larvae being initially motile but after the first molt resembling unarmored scales and, like these, feeding on plant juices — compare citrus whitefly, greenhouse whitefly

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Origin and Etymology of aleyrodidae

New Latin Aleyrodes, type genus + -idae


First Known Use: 1840


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