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white·fly

 (wīt′flī′, hwīt′-)
n.
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.
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whitefly

(ˈwaɪtˌflaɪ)
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
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white•fly

(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.
[1885–90]
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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
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Translations

whitefly

[ˈwaɪtˌflaɪ] Nmosca f blanca
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In this case a parasitic wasp called Encarsia which gobbles up the larval form of whiteflies. Don't use insecticide at the same time as it will kill the wasps too.
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The weather in Tehran is hot and miserable--but at least the whiteflies haven't started flying into people's ears and up their noses.
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