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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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FAISALABAD -- Punjab Agriculture Research Board (PARB) Chief Executive Officer Dr Noorul Islam Khan has said that off-season survey for whitefly and pink bollworm in the cotton belt would be initiated to identify its species, seasonal occurrence and host plant ranges.
The ETL for whitefly is five adults or nymphs per leaf and for the jassid it was a single adult or nymph per leaf.
FAISALABAD -- The Punjab Agriculture Research Board (PARB) will set up a `center for excellence' for research on whitefly and pink bollworm at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
Tehran's whitefly population has got out of control once again, prompting considerable exasperation among Tehranis.
Resurgence of pests, especially whitefly in cotton, had tested farmers' resolve last year.
The whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is a notorious insect pest of agricultural and horticultural plants in greenhouses as well as in open fields (Barro et al.
Whitefly, Abdelilah Hamdouchi (Translated by Jonathan Smolin)
With regards to reduction percent of whitefly revealed that maximum reduction (60.
Begomoviruses transmitted by the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci are wide spread in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, where they cause numerous diseases in dicotyledonous plants including cassava, pulses, vegetables, tobacco and cotton (Muniyappa and Veeresh, 1984; Harrison, 1985; Brown and Bird, 1992).
Whitefly populations in south Georgia have exploded over the past several weeks, troubling vegetable producers during the fall growing season, according to University of Georgia horticulturist Tim Coolong.