Photo 5. The late stage of the larvae are black. In this photograph an orange ring of the fungus Aschersonia aleyrodis is present.
Photo 6. Fungus, probably Aschersonia sp. growing on pupae of the whitefly,Aleurotrachelus trichoides. As it produces spores so it becomes orange.
Photo 7. Complete colonisation of the pupae of Aleurotrachelus trichoides on the underside of a kava leaf by the fungus, Aschersonia sp.
Aleurotrachelus or Solanum whitefly
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Photos 1-8 Konrad Engelberger, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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