noun (plural same or whiteflies)
A minute winged bug covered with powdery white wax, which damages plants by feeding on the sap and coating them with honeydew.
- 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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