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Giant Whitefly

Aleurodicus dugesii

and

Spiraling Whitefly

Aleurodicus rugioperculatus

Plants Affected
  • Plumeria and many other plants

Signs & Symptoms
  • Leaves turn black from sooty mold

  • Leaves become extremely sticky

  • Leaves loose color or fall off

  • Eggs and other stages of lifecycle are easily seen underneath the leaves

How to Fix the Problem
  • Remove affected plants & debris on ground or cut off affected parts

  • Wash on a regular basis with water to kill adults, eggs and nymphs

  • When spraying, you must spray often as the lifecycle is short until the problem has receded.