EPPO Global Database

Ipomoea batatas(IPOBA)


Organism Type
'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' (LIBEPS) Experimental
* Torres GL, Cooper WR, Horton DR, Swisher KD, Garczynski SF, Munyaneza JE, Barcenas NM (2015) Horizontal transmission of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' by Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) on Convolvulus and Ipomoea (Solanales: Convolvulaceae). PLOS ONE 10(11), e0142734.
Meloidogyne floridensis (MELGFL) Experimental
* Ploeg AT,  Stoddard CS (2024) A Comparison between Meloidogyne floridensis and M. incognita from California on Susceptible and Resistant Sweetpotato Cultivars." Plant Disease 108(6), 1577-1581.
-------trials in pots. 
Aculops lycopersici (VASALY) Host
Aleurodicus dispersus (ALEDDI) Host
* Boopathi T (2022) New host plants, natural enemy complex and newly distributed potential areas of exotic spiralling whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in India. Phytoparasitica 50(2), 335-357.
Aphelenchoides fragariae (APLOFR) Host
Apogonia cribricollis (APOGCR) Host
Bactericera cockerelli (PARZCO) Host
* Martin NA (2008) Host plants of the potato/tomato psyllid: a cautionay tale. The Weta 35, 12-16.
Bemisia tabaci (as Convolvulaceae) (BEMITA) Host
Brachyplatys subaeneus (BRAPSU) Host
* Rédei D (2016) The identity of the Brachyplatys species recently introduced to Panama, with a review of bionomics (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Plataspidae). Zootaxa 4136(1), 141-154.
Cassida circumdata (METRCI) Host
Ceratocystis fimbriata (CERAFI) Host
* Villordon AQ, DeRobertis CD, Clark CA (2024) Ceratocystis fimbriata alters root system architecture and causes symptom development only in detached storage roots in Bayou Belle and Beauregard sweet potato. Plant Pathology 73(3), 644-656.
Charidotella bicolor (METRBI) Host
Corythucha marmorata (CRTHMA) Host
* Hasegawa S, Tuskada M (2021) Host range expansion by the invasive herbivore Corythucha marmorata (Uhler, 1878) is not caused by better quality of new hosts. Journal of Entomological Research Society 23(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.51963/jers.v23i1.1846

* Kim DE, Kil J (2014) Geographical distribution and host plants of Corythucha marmorata (Uhler) (Hemiptera: Tingidae) in Korea. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology 53(2), 185-191 (in Korean).

* Zhou W, Chen W (2022) Early starvation contributes to the adaptive capacity of Corythucha marmorata (Uhler), an emerging pest in China. Biology 11, 80. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology
Crinivirus tomatichlorosis (TOCV00) Host
* Mamoun Abdel-Salam AM, Rezk AA, Dawoud RA (2019) Biochemical, serological, molecular and natural host studies on Tomato chlorosis virus in Egypt. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 22, 83-94. https://doi.org/10.3923/pjbs.2019.83.105
Deloyala guttata (DELOGU) Host
Diabrotica speciosa (DIABSC) Host
Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi (DIABUH) Host
* Fleming DE (2009) The spotted cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi): Interactions with cucurbits and its status as a sweetpotato pest in Mississippi (Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University).
------- Larval host.
Diaprepes abbreviatus (DPREAB) Host
* EFSA PLH Panel (EFSA Panel on Plant Health) (2023) Pest categorisation of Diaprepes abbreviatus. EFSA Journal 21(11), 1–42. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2023.83
-------host plant supporting the whole life cycle. 
Dickeya dianthicola (ERWICD) Host
* Curland RD, Mainello A, Perry KL, Hao J, Charkowski AO, Bull CT, McNally RR, Johnson SB, Rosenzweig N, Secor GA, Larkin RP, Gugino BK, Ishimaru CA (2021) Species of Dickeya and Pectobacterium isolated during an outbreak of blackleg and soft rot of potato in Northeastern and North Central United States. Microorganisms 9(8), 1733. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9081733

* Dickey RS (1979) Erwinia chrysanthemi: a comparative study of phenotypic properties of strains from several hosts and other Erwinia species. Phytopathology 69, 324.

* Huang LF, Fang BP, Luo ZX, Chen JY, Zhang XJ & Wang ZY (2010) First report of bacterial stem and root rot of sweet potato caused by a Dickeya sp. (Erwinia chrysanthemi) in China. Plant Disease 94, 1503-1503.
Ditylenchus destructor (DITYDE) Host
* Fan W, Wei Z, Zhang M, Ma P, Liu G, Zheng J, Guo X, Zhang P (2015) Resistance to Ditylenchus destructor infection in sweet potato by the expression of small interfering RNAs targeting unc-15, a movement-related gene. Phytopathology 105(11), 1458-1465.
Ditylenchus dipsaci (DITYDI) Host
* Goodey JB, Franklin MT, Hooper DJ (1965) T. Goodey's: The Nematode Parasites of Plants Catalogued Under Their Hosts. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, Farnham Royal, Bucks, England. Third edition, 214 pp.
Elasmopalpus lignosellus (ELASLI) Host
* Gill HK, Capinera JL, McSorley R (2017) Featured Creatures. Lesser cornstalk borer. Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Zeller) (Insecta: lepidoptera: Pyralidae). University of Florida (US). http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/field/lesser_cornstalk_borer.htm
Erwinia chrysanthemi (ERWICH) Host
Eurhizococcus brasiliensis (EURHBR) Host
* García Morales M, Denno BD, Miller DR, Miller GL, Ben-Dov Y, Hardy NB (2016) ScaleNet: A literature-based model of scale insect biology and systematics. Database. doi 10.1093/database/bav118. http://scalenet.info
------- citing original references

* Soria SJ, Gallotti BJ (1986) O margarodes da videira Eurhizococcus brasiliensis (Homoptera: Margarodidae): biologia, ecologia e controle no Sul do Brasil. Embrapa, Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Uva e Vinho, Bento Gonçalves, Brazil. CNPUV Circular Técnica 13. 22 pp.
Eutetranychus orientalis (EUTEOR) Host
Helicoverpa armigera (HELIAR) Host
* Cunningham JP, Zalucki MP (2014) Understanding heliothine (Lepidoptera: Heliothinae) pests: what is a host plant? Journal of Economic Entomology 107, 881–896.
Helopeltis schoutedeni (HELOSC) Host
Homalodisca vitripennis (as Ipomoea) (HOMLTR) Host
* Hoddle MS, Triapitsyn SV, Morgan DJW (2003) Distribution and plant association records for Homalodisca coagulata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist 86(1), 89-91.
Jonthonota nigripes (JONTNI) Host
Leptoglossus australis (LEPLAU) Host
Leucinodes orbonalis (LEUIOR) Host
Liriomyza huidobrensis (LIRIHU) Host
* Rauf A, Shepard BM, Johnson MW (2000) Leafminers in vegetables, ornamental plants and weeds in Indonesia: surveys of host crops, species composition and parasitoids. International Journal of Pest Management 46, 257-266.
------- Confirmed host. Reared from infested leaves collected in the field.

* Shiao SF, Wu WJ (2000) Liriomyza huidobrensis (Blanchard), a newly invaded insect of economic importance to Taiwan (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Plant Protection Bulletin Taipei 42, 249-254.

* Wei J, Zou L, Kuang R, He L (2000) Influence of leaf tissue structure on host feeding selection by pea leafminer Liriomyza huidobrensis (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Zoological Studies 39, 295-300.
Lissachatina fulica (ACHAFU) Host
* Thiengo SC, Faraco FA, Salgado NC, Cowie RH, Fernandez MA (2007) Rapid spread of an invasive snail in South America: the giant African snail, Achatina fulica, in Brasil. Biological Invasions 9, 693-702.
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (PHENHI) Host
* Chang LWH, Miller CE (1996) Pathway Risk Assessment: Pink mealybug from the Caribbean. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 61 pp.
Megalurothrips usitatus (MEGTUS) Host
* Reyes CP (1994) Thysanoptera (Hexapoda) of the Philippine Islands. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 42(2), 107-507.
Microcephalothrips abdominalis (MCCTAB) Host
* Sartiami D, Mound LA (2013) Identification of the terebrantian thrips (Insecta, Thysanoptera) associated with cultivated plants in Java, Indonesia. ZooKeys 306, 1–21. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.306.5455
------- Collected from this plant in Java (Indonesia).
Nacobbus aberrans sensu lato (NACOBA) Host
* Manzanilla-López RH, Costilla MA, Doucet M, Inserra RN, Lehman PS, Cid del Prado-Vera I, Souza RM, Evans K (2002) The genus Nacobbus Thorne & Allen, 1944 (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae): systematics, distribution, biology and management. Nematropica 32, 149-226.
Naupactus leucoloma (GRAGLE) Host
* Álvarez LJ, Bernardis AM, Defea B, Dellapé P, del Río MG, Gittins López CG,  Lanteri AA, López Armengol MF, Marino de Remes Lenicov AM, Minghetti E, Paradell S, Rizzo ME (2021) Inventory of Hemiptera, Coleoptera (Curculionidae) and Hymenoptera associated with the horticultural production of the Alto Valle de Río Negro and Neuquén provinces (Argentina). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 80(1), 48-69.
Omphisa anastomosalis (OMPHAN) Host
Opogona sacchari (OPOGSC) Host
* Peña JE, Duncan R, Torres V (1990) Dynamics and control of the banana moth and foliage plants. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 103, 189-192. 
Orthotospovirus tomatomaculae (TSWV00) Host
* Parrella G, Gognalons P, Gebre-Selassie K, Vovlas C, Marchoux G (2003) An update of the host range of tomato spotted wilt virus. Journal of Plant Pathology 85(4), 227-264.
------- Confirmed host.
Passalora bataticola (PHAIBA) Host
Phymatotrichopsis omnivora (PHMPOM) Host
* Anonymous (1960) Index of Plant Diseases in the United States. Agriculture Handbook no 165, USDA-ARS (US) 531 pp.
Planococcus kenyae (PLANKE) Host
Poophilus costalis (POOPCO) Host
* Shih HT, Tsay HC, Yang JT (2005) Notes on the geographic distribution and host plants for Poophilus costalis (Walker, 1851) (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Aphrophoridae). Plant Protection Bulletin 47, 171–178.
Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVD0) Host
* CIP (1991) International Potato Center, Annual Report, CIP 1991. Lima, Peru. 290 pp.
------- Document cited in Mackie et al. (2016) European Journal of Plant Pathology 145, 433-446.
Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum (RALSPS) Host
* Xu J, Pan ZC, Prior P, Xu JS, Zhang Z, Zhang H, Zhang LQ, He LY, Feng J (2009) Genetic diversity of Ralstonia solanacearum strains from China. European Journal of Pathology 125(4), 641-653.
Ralstonia solanacearum species complex (RALSSO) Host
* Xu J, Pan ZC, Prior P, Xu JS, Zhang Z, Zhang H, Zhang LQ, He LY, Feng J (2009) Genetic diversity of Ralstonia solanacearum strains from China. European Journal of Pathology 125(4), 641-653.
Rhyssomatus landeiroi (RHSMLA) Host
Rhyssomatus sculpturatus (RHSMSC) Host
Rotylenchulus reniformis (ROTYRE) Host
Spodoptera eridania (PRODER) Host
* Montezano DG, Specht A, Sosa-Gomez DR, Roque-Specht VF & de Barros NM (2014) Immature stages of Spodoptera eridania (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): developmental parameters and host plants. Journal of Insect Science 14, 238. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieu191
Spodoptera frugiperda (LAPHFR) Host
* Montezano DG, Specht A, Sosa-Gómez DR, Roque-Specht VF, Sousa-Silva JC, Paula-Moraes SV, Peterson JA, Hunt T (2018) Host plants of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in the Americas. African Entomology 26, 286-300.
Spodoptera littoralis (SPODLI) Host
* Abdel-Salam FA, Elbadry EA, Abo Elghar MR, Hassan SM, Asal MA (1971) The effect of four host plants on the pupal development and adult fecundity of the cotton leafworm Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 68(3), 326-330.

* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Spodoptera litura (PRODLI) Host
* Xue M, Pang YH, Wang HT, Li QL, Liu TX (2010) Effects of four host plants on biology and food utilization of the cutworm, Spodoptera litura. Journal of Insect Science. 10(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.1673/031.010.2201
Spodoptera ornithogalli (PRODOR) Host
* Brito R, Specht A, Gonçalves GL, Moreira GRP, Carneiro E, Santos FL, Roque-Specht VF, Mielke OHH, Casagrande MM (2019) Spodoptera marima: a new synonym of Spodoptera ornithogalli (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), with notes on adult morphology, host plant use and genetic variation along its geographic range. Neotropical Entomology 48(3), 433-448.

* Capinera JL (2017) Yellowstriped Armyworm, Spodoptera ornithogalli (Guenée) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida /IFAS Extension, EENY216, 4p. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/IN/IN37300.pdf

* Comstock JA (1965) Ciclo biologico de Prodenia ornithogalli Guenée (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Serie Zoologia 36, 199-202.

* Coto D, Saunders JL, Vargas-S CL, King ABS (1995) Plagas invertebradas de cultivos tropicales con énfasis em América Central-Um invetário. Turrialba, CATIE, 200 pp.

* Crumb SE (1929) Tobacco cutworms. USDA Technical Bulletin 88, p 179.

* Heppner JB (2007) Lepidoptera of Florida. Part 1. Introduction and catalog. Gainesville, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, p 670.

* Robinson GS, Ackery PR, Kitching IJ, Beccaloni GW, Hernández LM (2010) HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum, London. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosts

* Tietz HM (1972) An index to the described life histories, early stages and hosts of the Macrolepidoptera of the continental United States and Canada, 536 pp.
Streptomyces ipomoeae (STREIP) Host
Sweet potato witches' broom phytoplasma (PHYP40) Host
Tetranychus evansi (TETREV) Host
* Meyer MKPS (1996) Mite pests and their predators on cultivated plants in Southern Africa: vegetables and berries. Plant Protection Research Institute, P., South Africa, Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook, No 6: 90 p.

* Moutia LA (1958) Contribution to the study of some phytophagous Acarina and their predators in Mauritius. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 49: 59-75.
Thrips palmi (THRIPL) Host
* Elizondo AI, Murguido CA, Pérez I, Piedra F, Peña E, Martínez M, Martell M, de los Ángeles Fernández M, Sariol H, Rodríguez S, Jiménez R, Granda G, Palacios F (2003) Thrips palmi Karny en la agricultura cubana. Fitosanidad 7(2), 1-9.

* Kalpana Tillekaratne, Edirisinghe JP, Gunatilleke CVS, Karunaratne AIP (2011) A checklist of thrips species of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science (Bio. Sci.) 40(2), 89-108.
Xiphinema californicum (XIPHCA) Host
* Alkemade JRM, Loof PAA (1990) The genus Xiphinema cobb, 1913 (Nematoda: Longidoridae) in Perú. Revue de Nématologie 13, 339-348.
Alcidodes dentipes (ALCIDE) Major host
Alcidodes erroneus (ALCIER) Major host
Aleurothrixus trachoides (ALTRTR) Major host
* Sundararaj R, Krishnan S, Sumalatha BV (2021) Invasion and expansion of exotic whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in India and their economic importance. Phytoparasitica 49(5), 851-863.

* Wosula EN, Evans GA, Issa KA, Legg JP (2018) Two new invasive whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) to Tanzania. African Entomology 26(1), 259-264.
Aphelenchoides besseyi (APLOBE) Major host
* Bridge J, Plowright RA, Peng D (2005) Nematode parasites of rice. In: Plant parasitic nematodes in subtropical and tropical agriculture (eds Luc M, Sikora RA, Bridge J), pp. 87-130.
Bemisia tabaci (BEMITA) Major host
Blosyrus ipomoeae (BLOSIP) Major host
Cassida bivittata (CASSBI) Major host
Chelymorpha cassidea (CHEMCA) Major host
Crinivirus ipomeae (SPCSV0) Major host
* Cheng YH, Wang YC, Wang LY, Huang LH, Chen TC (2020) First report of Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus infecting sweetpotato in Taiwan. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-01-20-0122-PDN
------- confirmed host
Cylas femoralis (CYLAFM) Major host
Cylas formicarius (CYLAFO) Major host
Cylas puncticollis (CYLAPU) Major host
Elsinoë batatas (ELSIBA) Major host
* Zhang X, Zou H, Yang Y, Fang B, Huang L (2022) Genome resource for Elsinoe batatas, the causal agent of stem and foliage scab disease of sweet potato. Phytopathology 112(4), 973-975.
Euscepes postfasciatus (EUSPPO) Major host
Ipomovirus lenisbatatae (SPMMV0) Major host
* Tugume AK, Mukasa SB, Kalkkinen N, Valkonen JP (2010) Recombination and selection pressure in the ipomovirus Sweet potato mild mottle virus (Potyviridae) in wild species and cultivated sweetpotato in the centre of evolution in East Africa. Journal of general virology 91(4), 1092-108.
Megastes grandalis (MEGEGR) Major host
Megastes pusialis (MEGEPU) Major host
Melanotus communis (MELNCO) Major host
* Baumler Willis R, Abney MR, Kennedy GG (2010) Survey of wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in North Carolina sweetpotato fields and seasonal abundance of Conoderus vespertinus. Journal of economic entomology 103(4), 1268-1276.
Meloidogyne enterolobii (MELGMY) Major host
* Fargette M (1987) Use of the esterase phenotypes in the taxonomy of the genus Meloidogyne. 1. Stability of the esterase phenotype. Revue de Nématologie 10, 39-43.
------- First report (as Phenotype pVI).

* Gao B, Wang RY, Chen SL, Li XH, Ma J (2014) First report of root-knot nematode meloidogyne enterolobii in sweet potato in China. Plant Disease 98(5), p 702.
------- Confirmed host.

* Gu M, Bui HX, Ye W, Desaeger JA (2021) First report of Meloidogyne enterolobii on sweet potato in Florida, USA. Nematropica 51, 36-40.

* Jia L, Wu H, Wang Y, Li H (2022) First report of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne enterolobii on sweet potato in Guangxi Province, China. Plant Disease 106(4), 1308.

* Rutter WB, Skantar AM, Handoo, ZA, Muller JD, Aultman SP, Agudelo P (2019) Meloidogyne enterolobii found infecting root-knot nematode resistant sweetpotato in South Carolina, United States.  Plant Disease 103(4), 775.
------- Confirmed host.
Monilochaetes infuscans (MNLCIN) Major host
Potyvirus batataplumei (SPFMV0) Major host
* Kiemo FW, Salamon P, Jewehan A, Tóth Z, Szabó Z (2022) Detection and elimination of viruses infecting sweet potatoes in Hungary. Plant Pathology (early view). https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13519
Sweet potato little leaf phytoplasma (PHYP39) Major host
Cylas formicarius (as Ipomoea) (CYLAFO) Wild/Weed
Cylas puncticollis (as Ipomoea) (CYLAPU) Wild/Weed
Margarodes vitis (as Convolvulaceae) (MARGVI) Wild/Weed
* Giliomee J, de Klerk C & Watson GW (2022) 3.3.4 Margarodes spp. In: Encyclopedia of Scale Insect Pests (Eds Kondo T & Watson GW), pp. 69-73. CAB International, Wallingford (UK).