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White Fly
Winging It



Various small homopterous insects of the family Aleyrodidae, these insects have long wings and a waxy body.  Whiteflies are sucking insects that attack the underside of new leaves.  Whiteflies like to attack mesembs.


Environmentally freindly:

  • For small infestations, remove flies by hand.

  • Make a loop of bright yellow electrical/insulation tape into a loop, sticky side on the outside, place it near to the infected plant.  The white flies are attracted to the yellow colour and will get stuck onto the sticky tape.


  • Diazinon - 16ml/10l water

  • Malathion - 25ml/10l water

  • Oleum - 200ml/10l water

White Fly on the underside of new foliar growth.