Whiteflies by Marcus Armani
Whiteflies Marcus Armani ebook
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Computational biologist Laura Boykin is researching species of whiteflies in Africa to save a staple crop from two deadly viruses. Whiteflies thrive on plant fluids for nourishment. Although there are approximately 1,200 species of whiteflies worldwide, only a few species are. Adults are very small (1/16 - 1/10 inch) with powdery white wings. Whitefilies (Aleurothrix) are sucking insects, related to aphids and scales, that feed on plant sap. Whiteflies are tiny, snow-white insect pests that (when viewed under a magnifying glass) resemble moths. Whiteflies are “true bugs” (Hemiptera) that feed on plant sap, much like aphids. When you move or water your plants and you see what looks like an instant snowstorm with minute things flitting all over, you've got whiteflies! Whiteflies commonly attack vegetable and landscape plants and can be difficult to control. It is important to distinguish between sweetpotato whiteflies which cause the most serious damage to tomatoes and other whiteflies.