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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.
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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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(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.
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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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FAISALABAD -- Agriculture experts have advised cotton growers to conduct pest scouting twice a week to save the crop from the attack of whitefly and other pests.
FAISALABAD -- Farmers have been advised to take precautionary measures for controlling the whitefly attack.
The PCCC also said that pest incidences of whitefly and pink bollworm were reported in Sindh.
Basil can easily be grown from seed in early summer, so plant it around tomatoes to help deter whitefly and other pests.
But tomatoes are also a tasty treat for a pest which is all too familiar to greenhouse and vegetable growers - whitefly.
Tomatoes are also the second most important edible horticultural crop by production in developed nations but under glass, pest infestations are dominated by the common glasshouse whitefly, which is known to cause severe yield losses through transmission of viruses and enabling the growth of mould on the plants.
FAISALABAD: Agriculture experts have said that attack of whitefly was witnessed in vegetable fields and advised farmers for taking immediate steps to control it before its severity.
* Whitefly: Whiteflies are a major problem in many greenhouses because they can quickly move to neighboring plants.
Rugose spiraling whitefly, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin (Hempitera: Aleyrodidae: Aleurodicinae), is an invasive species that first was reported in the USA in Florida, in 2009.
QMY PLANTS are infested with whitefly. What can I do to get rid of the problem?
Faisalabad -- Agricultural experts have said that attack of whitefly has been witnessed in cotton fields.