Comparison of Feeding Behavior of B and Q biotypes of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) against Red Pepper and Tomato Varieties

고추와 토마토 품종별 담배가루이 B와 Q biotype의 섭식행동 비교

  • Yang, Jeong-Oh (Dept. of Plant Medicine, College of Agriculture, Life, and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Eun-Hee (Dept. of Plant Medicine, College of Agriculture, Life, and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Yoon, Chang-Mann (Dept. of Plant Medicine, College of Agriculture, Life, and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Ahn, Ki-Su (Chungbuk Provincial ARES) ;
  • Kim, Gil-Hah (Dept. of Plant Medicine, College of Agriculture, Life, and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University)
  • 양정오 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 식물의학과) ;
  • 김은희 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 식물의학과) ;
  • 윤창만 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 식물의학과) ;
  • 안기수 (충북농업기술원 농업환경과) ;
  • 김길하 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 식물의학과)
  • Published : 2009.06.30


Nymphal development of the B and Q biotypes of Bemisia tabaci was normal on all seven tomato varieties tested. However, their nymphal development was different on red pepper varieties. B biotype was not normally developed on nine red pepper varieties tested. On the contrary, Q biotype was normally developed, but its adult emergence rate was very low in Nokkwang variety than in other eight varieties. The EPG analysis of the feeding behavior of Bemisia tabaci showed that B and Q biotypes had different duration of phloem phases on red pepper. Q biotype showed longer phloem phases than B biotype. On Nokkwang variety, Q biotype had short phloem phases and did not prefer to feed on Nokkwang variety. Interestingly, Q biotype was found to have long duration of phloem phases on eight red pepper varieties, but B biotype did not prefer to feed on red pepper varieties. However, both biotypes did not show any difference in feeding time on tomato varieties.


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