Effects of different cucurbit species and temperature on selected life history traits of the 'B' biotype of Bemisia tabaci

E. Bayhan, M. R. Ulusoy, J. K. Brown

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Abstract

The development time and survival rate were determined at three constant temperatures for the 'B' biotype of Bemisia tabaci on cucumber (Beit Alpha F1), cantaloupe (Anzer F1), squash (Sakiz F1), and watermelon (Galactica F1). The development time for immature stages at 20, 25 and 30 ± 1°C was, respectively, 33.5, 19.3 and 16.8 days on cucumber; 36.5, 20.8 and 19.60 days on cantaloupe; 37.2, 20.1 and 19.8 days on squash; and 38.9, 23.8 and 21.9 days on watermelon. At 20, 25 and 30°C, the respective percentage survival of immature instars was 73.2, 83.2 and 72.9% on cucumber; 72.9, 84.9 and 75.6% on cantaloupe; 52.1, 76.1 and 57.5% on squash; and 37.6, 64.8 and 40.1% on watermelon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-242
Number of pages8
JournalPhytoparasitica
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 19 2006

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Keywords

  • Bemisia tabaci B biotype
  • Development
  • Host
  • Survival
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Insect Science

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