The whitefly is usually innocuous, but in some situations can become a damaging pest. These situations usually occur when something has disrupted the parasite/predator complex. While it is known from Gainesville (north central Florida) to southern Florida, it is much more common in subtropical areas. Inspect the undersides of leaves for white fluffy wax trails, pupal cases, and adult whiteflies with a dark spot on each wing. This is the only whitefly in Florida easily identified from the adult.