- Written by Kevin R. Lee Kevin R. Lee
- Published: 11 April 2018 11 April 2018
The white fly inhabits the Virginia creeper, a climbing vine. This hardy vine is
best known for its amazing fall color. The presence of white fly is hard to miss;
when the vine is disturbed a small cloud of white flies will appear, to investigate the disturbance, to see what's the matter, to assess the threat, to relieve their curiosity, to establish ownership. If left alone they will continue feeding, drinking sap, creating innumerable white spots on the leaf surface. With a new generation approximately every month, you will have to be persistent to control them. The vine's leaves can become considerably discolored but, overall, white fly does little damage to the vine.