Christmas Insects

Whiteflies

Whiteflies on tomatos

On my vacations, I like to visit with nature and take photos of insects. My Christmas vacation to Gunnison, Co where night time temperatures are well below zero seemed to offer little opportunity to view active insects. But my mother-in-law has a solar house with greenhouse and she had a raging infestation of whiteflies on her tomatoes. After consulting the entomologist, she decided against chemical control. Yes, that is snow in the background and neither whiteflies nor tomatoes survive very long outdoors at Gunnison on Christmas night.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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