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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 231-236
DOI: 10.3923/je.2007.231.236
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Development and Reproduction of Bemisia tabaci on Three Tomato Varieties

M. Touhidul Islam and Ren Shunxiang

Sweet potato whiteflies, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) were used to determine the biology and life table parameters on three tomato, Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L.) Karst varieties viz., Man Yuan Hong (MYH), Hong Mei Wang (HMW) and F1 Hybrid Hong Yue Lian Cherry (HYLC). The longest (21.80±0.74) and the shortest developmental time (19.10±1.2) have been investigated on HYM and HYLC varieties, respectively. The highest survival rates (24.28%) from egg to adult on MYH variety and lowest survival rates (16.90%) on HYLC variety have been investigated. Lifetime fecundity and daily mean fecundity varied among the host species with highest fecundities on HMW tomato. The highest intrinsic rate of increase (0.15) and lowest finite rate (1.90) on MYLC tomato, the lowest intrinsic rate (0.14) and highest finite rate (1.97) on MYH tomato whereas the intermediate intrinsic rate (0.145) and finite rate (1.93) on HMW tomato have been investigated. The generation time is the period required for whitefly on tomato plant to complete one generation.
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How to cite this article:

M. Touhidul Islam and Ren Shunxiang , 2007. Development and Reproduction of Bemisia tabaci on Three Tomato Varieties. Journal of Entomology, 4: 231-236.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2007.231.236






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