sweet-potato whitefly

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Noun1.sweet-potato whitefly - a variety of whitefly
whitefly - minute insect that feeds on plant juices; related to scale insects
Bemisia, genus Bemisia - sweet-potato whitefly
Bemisia tabaci, poinsettia strain, superbug - 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
cotton strain - feeds primarily on cotton
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On the other hand, the Type B sweet-potato whitefly became an agricultural crisis late last summer in California's Imperial Valley after repeated sprayings with very toxic pesticides.