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 (wīt′flī′, hwīt′-)
Any of various small whitish plant-feeding insects of the family Aleyrodidae, having long wings and a white waxy body, and often damaging agricultural crops and ornamental plants.


n, pl -flies
(Animals) any hemipterous insect of the family Aleyrodidae, typically having a body covered with powdery wax. Many are pests of greenhouse crops


(ˈʰwaɪtˌflaɪ, ˈwaɪt-)

n., pl. -flies.
any of several widespread plant-sucking insects of the family Aleyrodidae, having the body and wings dusted with a white, powdery wax.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whitefly - minute insect that feeds on plant juiceswhitefly - minute insect that feeds on plant juices; related to scale insects
homopteran, homopterous insect - insects having membranous forewings and hind wings
citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citri - whitefly that attacks citrus trees
greenhouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum - whitefly that inhabits greenhouses
sweet-potato whitefly - a variety of whitefly


[ˈwaɪtˌflaɪ] Nmosca f blanca
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Where known, Toxomerus larvae are predators, and preys commonly are among groups Fulgoroidea, Cercopoidea, Cicadelloidae, Aleyrodoidea, Aphidoidea, Coccoidea (Hemiptera) and Thysanoptera (Thompson, 1982).
Sternorrhyncha is a monophyletic group (Schlee 1969c; von Dohlen and Moran 1995), which includes four main groups: Psylloidea, Aleyrodoidea, Aphidoidea, and Coccoidea (e.
Muchas especies tienen gran importancia economica como agentes de control biologico y en el manejo integrado de plagas, generalmente contra especies de Aleyrodoidea y Coccoidea (Noyes 2014).