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Whiteflies

Description:

"Adult whiteflies resemble tiny moths and are covered with a white waxy powder. They’re rarely more than 1-3 millimeters long and are typically found on the undersides of leaves. Immature forms have a scalelike appearance and are sometimes mistaken as scale insects." from: http://www.learn2grow.com

Habitat:

Under the leaves of a pitanga tree(Eugenia uniflora).

Notes:

Thanks to Marcos Rafael Gusmão and Alexandre Berndt who help to identify the insect.

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5 Comments

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 8 years ago

New ID!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Okay, I'm not an Entomologist but I'm glad you agree.

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Dan, I take another macro of the moth. You are right, is very different from this one: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/685...

MatthewKritzer
MatthewKritzer 9 years ago

Wow...

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 9 years ago

Cool! Thanks for sharing!

rubens.luciano
Spotted by
rubens.luciano

Caçapava, São Paulo, Brazil

Spotted on Jul 24, 2011
Submitted on Jul 24, 2011

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