Update on the situation of Bemisia tabaci in China
In China, the first major outbreak of Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was reported in the mid-1970s in Beijing. Within a few years, it spread to more than 10 Chinese provinces. A preliminary survey has shown that B. tabaci is present in the following provinces: Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi*, Hainan, Hubei*, Shaanxi, Shanghai*, Shandong*, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zeijiang. It has not been found in Hebei, Henan and Hunan. It is mainly present under glasshouse conditions, but also outside as damage has been reported on cotton from Yunnan and Hainan provinces. It is stressed that further work is needed on the distribution of the pest in China and on the identification of the biotypes present.
* New detailed records
Rumei, X. (1996) The occurrence and distribution of Bemisia in China. In: Bemisia: 1995 Taxonomy, Biology, Damage, Control and Management (Ed by Gerling, D. ; Mayer, R.T.), pp 125-131, Intercept limited, Andover, Hants, UK.