Zoological Studies

Vol. 40 No. 2, 2001

Agrostaleyrodes arcanus, a New Genus and Species of Whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) from Taiwan

Chiun-Cheng Ko1,*, Liang-Yih Chou2,** and Wen-Jer Wu1

1Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 106
2Department of Applied Zoology, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taichung, Taiwan 413

Chiun-Cheng Ko, Liang-Yih Chou and Wen-Jer Wu (2001) The adult male, female, immature stages, and egg of a new genus and species of whitefly, Agrostaleyrodes arcanus Ko gen. et sp. nov. are described from Taiwan, where the species is widely distributed on Miscanthus sinensis (Gramineae). Scanning electron micrographs and figures are included with descriptions of immature stages and adults.

Key words: lnsecta, Aleyrodidae, Taxonomy, Taiwan.

*Correspondence: Tel: 886-2-27336703.  Fax: 886-2-27336703.  E-mail: kocc2501@ccms.ntu.edu.tw. **This paper is dedicated to the memory of Professor Liang-Yih Chou.