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Cotton whitefly

Scientific Name
Bemisia tabaci
Scientific Author
(Gennadius, 1889)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleyrodinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Distribution

  • USA and Canada
  • Central and South America
  • Europe and Northern Asia
  • Mediterranean Basin
  • Africa
  • South and South-East Asia
  • Australasian - Oceanian
  • Cosmopolitan

Description

Bemisia tabaci has been reported from all continents except Antarctica.

Source:

http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=106&fr=1&sts=

A number of forms of this species have been found around the world with varying pest status.

B. tabaci (biotype A) shows only limited pesticide resistance and is widespread through warmer northern and eastern parts of Australia.

Source: Martin (1999)

Please note: see also Bemisia tabaci (biotype B)


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