Florida Entomologist (2014) 97, 1842-1844

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Siavash Taravati, Holly Glenn and Catharine Mannion (2014)
Daily flight activity of the rugose spiraling whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
Florida Entomologist 97 (4), 1842-1844
Abstract: The flight activity of the rugose spiraling whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin; Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) peaked in the morning after dawn. There were significantly more whiteflies captured on sticky traps on the east side than on the west side of the plants between 6:00–10:00, which showed that this whitefly was strongly and positively phototactic during that time of the day. This whitefly displayed a second but smaller peak of flight activity in the evening near dusk.
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Database assignments for author(s): Siavash Taravati, Catharine M. Mannion

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
population dynamics/ epidemiology

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Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Aleurodicus rugioperculatus U.S.A. (SE)