Definition of whitefly in English:

whitefly

Syllabification: white·fly
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wītˌflī
 
/

noun (plural same or whiteflies)

A minute winged bug covered with powdery white wax, damaging plants by feeding on the sap and coating them with honeydew.
  • Family Aleyrodidae, suborder Homoptera: numerous genera and species
More example sentences
  • Mealybugs, aphids and whiteflies also eliminate honeydew, creating ideal conditions for sooty mold.
  • Yet those little bumps are indeed insects, related to aphids, whiteflies, and jumping plant lice.
  • In addition, oils disrupt feeding by insects such as flea beetles, whiteflies, and aphids without necessarily killing them.

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