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Whitefly Information



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Ficus Whitefly: There is a pest attacking ficus trees and hedges in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Florida. This pest was identified as the fig (ficus) whitefly, Singhiella simplex, and is a new US continental record.

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Spiraling Whitefly: In March, 2009, a whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin: Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), was collected in Miami‐Dade County from gumbo limbo. This was the first report of this insect on the U.S. continent and it is believed to originate from Central America. Since the initial find, there have been numerous other reports, all in Miami‐Dade County. It will likely spread to other southern Florida counties.         

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Silverleaf Whitefly:Both adult and nymphal silverleaf whiteflies feed on the lower surfaces of leaves by sucking sap with their piercing, sucking mouth-parts. Chlorotic spots may appear around feeding sites on the upper surfaces of leaves.

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* Dr. Randy Hudson and Dr. David Adams,, Extension Entomologists, The University of Georgia, Department of Entomology, Tifton, GA 31793