Potato Whitefly

Potato Whitefly

Symptoms of damage:

  • Nymphs suck sap from the leaves and lower their vitality
  • Yellowing and curling of leaf
  • Sooty mould develops on affected leaves

Identification of pest:

  • Egg: Smooth, subelliptical, stalked at broader basal end with light yellow colour when freshly laid, turn dark brown later on
  • Nymph: Pale yellow in colour
  • Adult: It is small winged insect having light yellow colour. Wings are pure white with prominent long legs.


  • Well timed irrigation
  • Avoid common solanaceous crops in the endemic areas
  • Spray dimethoate 0.3%




  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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