greenhouse whitefly

noun

Definition of greenhouse whitefly

: a tiny white 4-winged fly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) that is related to the aphids and scale insects and has minute pale green larvae which together with the adults suck the juices from plants and thereby cause them to yellow and wilt

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“Greenhouse whitefly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenhouse%20whitefly. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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