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Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota


Clemson University

Size: Up to 1/16 inch long

Description: White, moth-like insects; hold wings roof-like over their bodies.

Where/When:Whiteflies are found indoors feeding on the sap of houseplants. They are active anytime during the year.

Significance: Leaves of infested houseplants can yellow and drop, reducing plant vigor, but usually not killing the plant. Whiteflies are harmless to people and other property.

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