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Pest Identification Guide: Ficus Whitefly—Singhiella simplex

Nicole A. Casuso and Hugh A. Smith1

Learn to identify the ficus whitefly, Singhiella simplex, with this guide:

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Nicole A. Casuso, doctor of plant medicine, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension; and Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma, FL 33598; Life cycle images, Lyle Buss, UF/IFAS; Leaf yellowing and defoliation, H. Glenn, UF/IFAS; Whitefly damage to Ficus benjamina, Roi Leven, UF/IFAS.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.