Cardamom White flies

Cardamom White flies: Dialeurodes cardamom

Symptoms of damage:

  • Nymphs and adults remain in colonies on lower leaf surface and suck the sap.
  • Chlorotic patches appear on leaves,
  • Gradual yellowing and get dried.
  • Sooty mould development occurs due to honeydew secretion.

Identification of pest:

  • Nymphs: are pale greenish to greenish yellow in colour.
  • Adult: with two pairs of white wings.


  • Spray methyl demeton or dimethoate (0.05% each) on the foliage.



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