Kondo, Takumasa & Cortés, Ronald Simbaqueba, 2014, Sarucallis kahawaluokalani (Kirkaldy) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), a new invasive aphid on San Andres island and mainland Colombia, with notes on other adventive species, Insecta Mundi 2014 (362), pp. 1-10: 5

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( Hemiptera   : Aleyrodidae   )

One of the most recent invasive species in Colombia is the fig whitefly, Singhiella simplex   ( Fig. 2F View Figure 2 ), reported from Colombia on leaves of Cuban laurel Ficus microcarpa   L. f. in the city of Palmira and on the weeping fig F. benjamina   L. ( Moraceae   ), a common tree along the streets of Cali and Palmira, in the State of Valle del Cauca (Kondo and Evans 2012). Singhiella simplex   is native to the Oriental region ( Burma, China and India) and has been introduced to Puerto Rico and the USA (Florida) ( Hodges 2007; Evans 2008; Mannion et al. 2008). It has been recorded also from Brazil, Cayman Islands, Jamaica ( Jesus et al. 2010; Velasco et al. 2011), and was observed in Israel in 2011 and first recorded in Colombia in 2012 (Kondo and Evans 2012).