Spiraling whitefly

Spiraling whitefly: Aleurodicus dispersus

Symptoms of damage:

  • Nymphs and adults suck the sap from leaves
  • Honeydew – development of sooty mould fungus
  • Yellowing of leaves.
  • Dropping of affected leaves.

Identification of pest:

  • Nymph – short glass-like rods of wax along the sides of the body
  • Adult – Powdery white, active during early morning hours.


  • Field sanitation
  • Removal of host plants
  • Installation of yellow sticky traps
  • During heavy infestation – application of imidacloprid 200SL at 0.01% or triazophos 40EC at 0.06%
  • Spray Neem oil 3% or NSKE 5%
  • Release of predators viz., Coccinellid predator, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
  • The release of parasitoids viz., Encarsia haitierrsis and E.guadeloupae.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal

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