Whitefly: Bemisia tabaci

Symptoms of damage

  • Due to the attack of the insect, the leaves turn yellow and become curled.
  • This insect spread the mosaic disease in soybean.

Identification of the pest

  • Nymphs and pupae: Black and round or oval. Pupae have marginal bristles.
  • Adults: Small, yellow bodied insects with white wings which are densely   covered with a waxy powder


  • Dusting  of cow dung ash and spraying of  clay suspension as asphyxiants (in small area and low incidence of sucking insects)
  • Spray 0.05 % quinalphos 25 EC oxydemeton methyl 25 EC, or dimethoate 30 EC @ 2ml /lit at the crop age of 35-40 days and repeat after 15 days if needed.




  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal


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