Workshop on Diagnostic Guide to Whiteflies (Aleyrodidae)
Date: 23 - 25 Apr, 2019
This workshop will test and refine the Lucid diagnostics guide to pest whiteflies. Feedback from the workshop will be used to validate and finalise the diagnostic guide, which uses morphological characters to identify pest whiteflies species. The workshop will also briefly cover the taxonomy, biology and morphological characteristics used to identify pest whitefly species.
The diagnostic activity addresses gaps in Southeast Asian expertise in relation to techniques used to help identify groups of pests that are difficult to identify. This workshop provides a foundation for ASEAN countries to improve their regional diagnostic capacity by developing additional skills in identification techniques and improving networking among participating plant health professionals.
- Taxonomy, biology and morphological features of pest whitefly species
- Demonstration of Lucid diagnostic key to pest whiteflies
- Validation of Lucid diagnostic key to pest whiteflies