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

Definition of Aleyrodidae

: 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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First Known Use of Aleyrodidae

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aleyrodidae

New Latin Aleyrodes, type genus + -idae

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“Aleyrodidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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