Bemisia tabaci is present in Guadeloupe
Surveys have been carried out in Guadeloupe from 1985 to 1990, approximately sixty samples have been collected and 12 different species of Aleyrodidae have been found: Aleurodicus dispersus, Aleuroglandulus malangae, Aleurothrixus floccosus, Aleurothrixus myrtacei, Aleurotrachelus atratus, Aleurotrachelus tracho‹des, Aleurotulus anthuricola, Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), Paraleyrodes pulverans, Paraleyrodes urichii, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, Trialeurodes variabilis. Severe outbreaks of Bemisia tabaci, especially on melon, were observed in 1990 for the first time. However, the authors felt that B. tabaci has probably been present in Guadeloupe since the beginning of the 1970s, as symptoms of diseases apparently due to geminiviruses transmitted by B. tabaci have been observed since then.
Etienne, J.; Quiot, J.B.; Russell, L.M. (1991) Les Aleyrodidae de Guadeloupe, cas de Bemisia tabaci.
Rencontres Cara‹bes en Lutte biologique, Guadeloupe, 5-7 novembre 1990. Les Colloques de l'INRA nø58, 85-91.