EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/138

Bemisia tabaci biotype B (B. argentifolii) is present in Guadeloupe

The B biotype of Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), considered by the authors as a separate species (B. argentifolii) has been found for the first time in Guadeloupe. B. tabaci and B. argentifolii have both been described on the island. Studies are currently being carried out on the distribution of B. argentifolii and B. tabaci, their host range, their parasitism and their respective roles in the transmission of geminiviruses in vegetables.


Etienne, J.; Luc, A. (1995) Bemisia argentifolii and Bemisia tabaci in Guadeloupe.
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