poinsettia strain


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Noun1.poinsettia strain - a strain of pest accidentally imported into Florida from the Middle East then spread to California where it is a very serious pest feeding on almost all vegetable crops and poinsettias
Bemisia, genus Bemisia - sweet-potato whitefly
sweet-potato whitefly - a variety of whitefly
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An infestation by the poinsettia strain of the sweet potato whitefly impacted crops in several agricultural areas in California.