American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various small whitish homopterous insects of the family Aleyrodidae, having long wings and a white waxy body, often injurious to plants.
- n. Any of various small insects of the family Aleyrodidae that have long wings, and a white body; often a garden pest
- n. minute insect that feeds on plant juices; related to scale insects
“Use it to control insects and mites such as whitefly, aphids and scale.”
“Some of the wonderful kale of spring, Red Russian, is looking sad, wilted and worse for whitefly, and should be pulled.”
“They were pinched from an infestation of whitefly.”
“My favorite hatch close to home is the catching smallmouth bass at night during the Susquehanna River whitefly hatch.”
“Be careful with the budding spray and anything that encourages lots of top growth, you're just asking for a whitefly invasion.”
“The obvious main pest the farmers encounter is the whitefly”
“There were whitefly, tomato pests, and pests that damaged the potatoes.”
“Both might have used a dusting, but at least they weren't subject to whitefly and blight.”
“D. pusillus attacks a range of whitefly species, but within the systems employed in this study it can be considered a relative specialist because neither cowpea nor maize provided alternative hosts.”
“In this regard, the effects of different cropping systems on the whitefly predator Delphastus pusillus (Le Conte) and on the combined action of the parasitoides Amitus aleurodinus Haldeman and Eretmocerus aleyrodiphaga”
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