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Pest Identification Guide: Ficus Whitefly—Singhiella simplex

Nicole A. Casuso and Hugh A. Smith

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

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Publication #ENY993

Release Date:May 8th, 2018

Reviewed At:August 25th, 2021

  • Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems
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About this Publication

This document is ENY993, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date August 2018. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

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.


  • Hugh Smith