First report and differential colonization of Passiflora species by the B biotype of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Brazil

Endson S. Nunes, Judith K. Brown, Adriana G. Moreira, Gillian Watson, André L. Lourenção, Sônia M.S. Piedade, Jorge A.M. Rezende, Maria L.C. Vieira

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Abstract

This note is the first report of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) biotype B colonizing passionvine in Brazil. We examined the colonization of nine Passiflora species by a wild B type population under greenhouse conditions. P. amethystina Mikan was the most preferred species for oviposition and colonization, whereas P. suberosa L., P. coriacea Juss. and two commercially cultivated species, P. alata Curtis and P. edulis Sims f.flavicarpa Degener, were mostly uncolonised. P. morifolia Mast., P. cincinnata Mast., P. foetida L. and P. caerulea L. showed intermediate levels of colonization. Such differential colonization might suggest some degree of resistance by certain Passiflora species or oviposition preference by B. tabaci.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)744-746
Number of pages3
JournalNeotropical Entomology
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Begomovirus
  • Colonization
  • Passifloraceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science

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