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Occurrence of Bondar's Nesting Whitefly, Paraleyrodes bondari (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), on cassava in Uganda

Occurrence of Bondar's Nesting Whitefly, Paraleyrodes bondari (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), on cassava in Uganda

Omongo, Christopher Abu, Namuddu, Annet, Okao-Okuja, Geofrey, Alicai, Titus, van Brunschot, Sharon ORCID: 0000-0002-9634-9463, Ouvrard, David and Colvin, John (2018) Occurrence of Bondar's Nesting Whitefly, Paraleyrodes bondari (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), on cassava in Uganda. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 62 (4). pp. 257-259. ISSN 0085-5626 (Print), 1806-9665 (Online) (doi:10.1016/j.rbe.2018.10.001)

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Abstract

Cassava is a valued calorific source to millions of Africans who eat it daily and a vital staple for their foodsecurity. One of the key constraints to this crop is whiteflies which are both a vector of viral diseasesand a direct pest. Although the African cassava whitefly is known to cause physical damage on cassavawith considerable tuberous yield loss, a recent whitefly outbreak caused unusually severe damage, whichprompted the current reported investigation. Molecular identification of whitefly adults sampled fromthe affected cassava field revealed the presence of a new whitefly species, Paraleyrodes bondari. Thiscommunication is the first report of the occurrence of P. bondari on cassava in Uganda.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018 Sociedade Brasileira de Entomologia. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. This is an openaccess article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Uncontrolled Keywords: East Africa; Invasive; Manihot; New pest; Food security
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Plant Health Research Group
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 17:44
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22151

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