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whitefly

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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The genus Eretmocerus contains 78 nominal species all of which are solitary, obligate, primary ecto-endoparasitoids of the whitefly subfamily Aleyrodinae.
Ash whitefly (Siphoninus phillyreae), a pest of ornamental trees, was first detected in California in 1988.
Like other insect pests, whitefly feed by pushing their long mouthpiece into the leaf until it reaches the plant's main source of nutrients.
Like many pests, a whitefly feeds by pushing its long mouthpiece into a leaf until it reaches the nutrient-rich plant sap.
The lack of ecological and behavioral data seriously hampers the development of non-chemical methods for whitefly management.
Matthew Biggs, a panellist Gardeners' Question Time, suggests: "One novel method of removal is to knock the leaves and suck up the whitefly with a vacuum cleaner as they fly up into the air.
Spraying your plants will help keep troublesome insects at bay LITTLE PESTS: Matthew Biggs, a panellist on Gardeners' Question Time, pictured below left, says a way of getting rid of whitefly, below, is by using a vacuum cleaner.
20) population of whitefly was observed on Canola variety followed by P-78 (15.
Hibiscus plants, right, have been subjected to a whitefly scourge in Southern California for more than a decade.
These tiny beasts (Encarsia formosa, for Latin fans) are parasites which kill off whitefly in the greenhouse and are much more effective than chemical controls.
The first Organic Rose Watch takes place at next week's Chelsea Flower Show and aims to help gardeners tackle greenfly, whitefly and other pests without chemicals.