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Rugose Spiraling Whitefly

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Information

Appearance:

The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly is a large white fly, with white-colored wings that are thin and appear to be almost translucent.  The male Rugose Spiraling Whitefly has claw-like structures that are located at the end of their abdomen.

Location and Behavior Patterns:

This type of Whitefly is usually located on the underside of leaves.  Like many flies, they are attracted to a variety of plant types, including palm trees, fruit trees, ornamental trees, and many others.  The female Rugose Spiraling Whitefly will lay her eggs underneath the leaves, and the newly hatched nymphs will feed on the leaf, as well as other leaves in the immediate area.  The eggs that are laid can be identified by their spiraling shape, as well as by the waxy substance that covers them.

The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly can do significant damage to the leaves of various plants.  Wilting and yellowing leaves may be a sign of a Whitefly infestation, as well as leaves that are dropping to the ground, due to the invasion.

Treatment: 

Insecticides are very effective for treating the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly.  A strong spray of water from your hose will also rid a plant of Whiteflies that are present.  Your pest control specialist has the insecticides that are needed to take care of your Whitefly infestation thoroughly.

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly