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Encarsia species of Australia and the
Pacific Islands attacking Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum

by Stefan Schmidt

This web site provides information about taxonomy, biology, and distribution of Australian Encarsia species attacking the silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius), and the greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood). The genus Encarsia contains species which are important biological control agents of whiteflies and scale insects.


The pictorial key allows identification of slide mounted specimens of Encarsia species known to parasitise silverleaf and greenhouse whitefly in Australia and the Pacific region.



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