Meaning of whitefly


Pronunciation: (hwīt'flī", wīt'-), [key]
— pl. -flies.
  1. any of several plant-sucking, homopterous insects of the family Aleyrodidae, having the body and wings dusted with a white, powdery wax, and being widely distributed chiefly in tropical regions where they are often serious crop pests, as Dialeurodes citricommonly occurring on citrus trees, and Trialeurodes vaporarioruminhabiting greenhouses.
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