Fourth International Bemisia Workshop
International Whitefly Genomics Workshop

December 3–8, 2006, Duck Key, Florida, USA

Phillip A. Stansly1 and Cindy L. McKenzie2, organizers

1University of Florida/FAS, Southwest Florida REC, Immokalee, Florida.
2USDA/ARS US Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce, Florida.

Received: 11 January 2007 | Accepted: 2 March 2007 | Published: 10 January 2008

ISSN: 1536-2442 | Volume 8, Number 4

Cite this paper as:
Stansly PA, McKenzie CL. 2008. Fourth International Bemisia Workshop International Whitefly Genomics Workshop. 53pp. Journal of Insect Science 8:4, available online:

Index of Abstracts by Author

Author(s) Title
S. Abd-Rabou Host plants, geographical distribution and natural enemies of the sycamore whitefly, Bemisia afer (Priesner & Hosny), a new economic pest in Egypt
N.F. Abdel-Baky Impact of temperatures and plant species on the biological features of the castor bean whitefly Trialeurodes ricini
Scott Adkins, Susan E. Webb, Diann Achor, Chandrasekar S. Kousik, Pamela D. Roberts, and Carlye A. Baker Squash Vein Yellowing Virus, A Novel Ipomovirus, Isolated from Squash and Watermelon in Florida
F. Akad, A. Eybishtz, D. Edelbaum, O. Dar-Issa, N. Iraki, and H. Czosnek Making a Friend from a Foe: Expressing a GroEL Gene from the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci in the Phloem of Tomato Plants Confers Resistance to Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
Y. Al-Shayji and N. Shaheen Isolation of Bacillus thuringiensis Strain from Kuwait’s Soil Effective Against Whitefly Nymphs
Judit Arnó, J. Roig, and R. Gabarra Activity of Some Biorational and Conventional Insecticides against Bemisia tabaci and their Compatibility with Whitefly Parasitoids
Judit Arnó, J. Roig, and R. Gabarra Bemisia tabaci Biotype Q and its Natural Enemies in Vegetable and Ornamental Crops
Peter Asiimwe,, Justin Ecaat, Michael Otim, Dan Gerling, Moshe Guershon, Samuel Kyamanywa, James P. Legg, Mortality factors affecting populations of Bemisia tabaci on cassava in Uganda
Jackie. L. Blackmer and Linda L. Lee. Nutritional factors influencing whitefly development and flight behavior: The search for a suitable bioassay to test hypotheses
Petra Bleeker,, Suzan Gabriëls, Kai Ament, Paul Diergaarde,, Isa Lesna, Michel Haring, Michiel de Both, and Robert Schuurink Genetic distance analysis among a large set of Bemisia tabaci samples
Arlindo L. Boiça, F. Gonçalves de Jesus, R. M. Pitta, M. C. Salvador, and C. P. Stein Resistance of Common Bean Genotypes to Bemisia tabaci (Genn. 1889) Biotype B (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Two Growing Seasons
Arlindo L. Boiça, M. A. A. Macedo, N. R. Chagas Filho, M. R. Angelini, and A. L. Boiça Neto Control Strategies for Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) Biotype B and Other Insect Vectors in Tomato Lycopersicum esculentum (Mill.)
L. M. Boykin, C. L. McKenzie, R. C. Rosell, R. A. Bagnall, R. G. Shatters Jr., and D. R. Frohlich Out of Africa: Diversity and host plant utilization in sub-saharan Bemisia tabaci
L. M. Boykin, R. G. Shatters Jr, R. C. Rosell, C. L. McKenzie, R. A. Bagnall, Paul De Barro, and D.R. Frohlich Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial COI DNA sequence from global samples of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
J. K. Brown, Rafael De J Caballero, Cytoplasmic incompatibility phenotypes from reciprocal crosses of three biotypes of the Bemisia Tabaci complex are associated with Cardinium (Bacteroidetes) and Wolbachia, and apparent partial rescue of CI Yyelding sex bias
Rafael De J Caballero and J. K. Brown Positive evidence for interbreeding and differential gene flow between three well characterized biotypes of the Bemisia Tabaci complex (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) excludes geographic and host barriers as isolating factors
Piero Caciagli Survival of whiteflies during long-distance transportation of agricultural products
Javier Calvo, Karel Bolckmans, José E. Belda Controlling the Tobacco Whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) (Hom.: Aleyrodidae) in Horticultural Crops with the Predatory Mite Amblyseius swirskii (Athias-Henriot)
Steven J. Castle Fertility of Bemisia tabaci and sex ratio determination according to male availability
S. J. Castleand J. C. Palumbo Relationship of Bemisia tabaci Adult Mortalities and Population Control to Imidacloprid Concentrations in Cantaloupes
Chang-Chi Chu, Thomas P. Freeman, James S. Buckner, and Thomas J. Henneberry Bemisia tabaci nymphal feeding pathway in cotton
J. M. Cicero and J. K. Brown Squash Leaf Curl Virus Localizes in Primary Salivary Gland Compartments, and at Midgut and Filter Chamber Brush Border Cells In Viruliferous Bemisia Tabaci
Henryk Czosnek and Murad Ghanim Analysis of Bemisia tabaci gene expression using Drosophila microarrays
A. Dalmon, F. Halkett, M. Granier and M. Peterschmitt Limited but persistent genetic differentiation among biotype Q of Bemisia tabaci, the only biotype detected in protected crops in Southern France
Paul De Barro Bemisia tabaci, a top 100 invader
Paul DeBarro, Marc Coombs, Rosemarie Rosell, Heather Costa, and Donald R. Frohlich A Molecular Phylogeny of Indo-Australian Aleyrodidae
Ian Denholm, Kevin Gorman, and Martin Williamson Insecticide Resistance in Bemisia tabaci: A Global Perspective
T. J. Dennehy, B. DeGain, G. Harpold, X. Li, D.W. Crowder, Y. Carrière, P. C. Ellsworth, and R. L. Nichols Management of Bemisia Resistance: Cotton in the Southwestern USA
P. C. Ellsworth, J. C. Palumbo, A. Fournier, Y. Carriere, and C. Ellers-Kirk Novel Measurement of Group Adoption of IPM in Diverse Cropping Communities
Thomas. P. Freeman, James. S. Buckner, Chang-Chi Chu, Scott A. Payneand Jayma A. Moore Ultrastructural Characteristics of Bemisia Adult and Nymph Feeding
Félix García-Valente, L. D. Ortega-Arenas, H. González-Hernández, F. Tamayo-Mejía, and A. Guzmán-Franco Interaction between Two Entomopathogenic Fungi with the Parasitoid Encarsia formosa Gahan in the Greenhouse Whitefly Control
Nathalie Gauthier, Marie-Claude Bon, Cécile Dalleau-Clouet, and Jacques Fargues Microsatellite Markers in the Entomopathogenic Fungus Paecilomyces fumosoroseus for Monitoring of Isolates Introduced against Bemisia tabaci, Epidemiological and Population Genetics Studies
Dale B. Gelman, Jing S. Hu, Phyllis A. W. Martin, Michael B. Blackburn, and Michael E. Salvucci Novel Candidates for the Development of Biopesticides to Control Whitefly Pests
Dan Gerling and Paul DeBarro Bemisia tabaci research: Past -present – future
Murad Ghanim, Yuval Gottlieb, Elad Chiel, and Einat Zchori-Fein Distribution of Secondary Symbionts in Israeli Populations of Bemisia tabaci
Murad Ghanim and Svetlana Kontsedalov Gene expression in pyriproxyfen resistant Bemisia tabaci Q biotype
Raymond J. Gill Can molecules solve the bemisia conundrum when morphology cannot? A taxonomist’s perspective
A. González, R. Martin, M.A. Reyes, I. Jiménez, V. Suárez, I. De Paz, I. Echevarría, A. Carnero, J.M. Rodríguez, and E. Hernández – Suárez Pest Situation and Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in Canary Islands
S. M. Greenberg, W. A. Jones, and T. -X. Liu Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Instar Preference by the Parasitoids Eretmocerus mundus and Encarsia pergandiella (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae)
Robin Gunning, Emma Cottage, and Valerio Borzatta Novel Technique for the Control of Insect Growth Regulator Resistant B-Biotype Bemisia Tabaci in Australia
A. Hanafi Performances of Three Types of Insect Screens as a Physical Barrier Against Bemisia tabaci and their Impact on TYLCV Incidence in Greenhouse Tomato in the Souss Valley of Morocco
Greg S. Hodges and Cindy L. McKenzie Looking for Bemisia tabaci biotype Q in Florida: Results of biotype sampling from 2005–2006.
R. Horowitz, Svetlana Kontsedalov, V. Khasdan, H. Breslauer, and I. Ishaaya The Biotypes B and Q of Bemisia tabaci in Israel – Distribution, Resistance to Insecticides and Implications for Pest Management
M. Idris and J. K. Brown Association of the ‘Distortion-Recovery Phenotype’ in ‘Anaheim’ Pepper Systemically Infected with the Non-Whitefly Transmissible Pepgmv-Distortion Strain (Di), with the BC1/Promoter Region
Terry Junek, Carlos E. Bográn and Patricia Pietrantonio Monitoring Bemisia Resistance to Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Floriculture Crops
Samuel Kyamanywa, Peter Asiimwe,, Michael Otim, Dan Gerling, and James P. Legg, Within Plant Distribution of Bemisia tabaci and its Principal Parasitoids on Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) Resistant and Susceptible Varieties
Hae-Ryun Kwak, Mi-Nam Jung, Mi-Kyeong Kim, Minho Lee, Jin-Woo Park, Su-Heon Lee, and Hong-Soo Choi Symptoms and Complete Nucleotide Sequence Analysis of Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus Transmitted by Bemisia tabaci
M. Lapidot and D. Levy Tomato Plants and Whitefly Interactions: Can It Be a Love Story?
Minho Lee, Ki-Baik Uhm, Sunyoung Lee, Heeyong Park, Hong-Soo Choi, and Jin-Woo Park Occurrence of Bemisia tabaci B-and Q-biotypes in Korea
Jesusa Crisostomo Legaspi, Alvin M. Simmons, and Benjamin C. Legaspi Jr. Life History of Delphastus Catalinae: A Predator of Bemisia tabaci
James P. Legg,, Peter Asiimwe, Peter Sseruwagi, Judith K. Brown Changes in the Biology of Bemisia tabaci on Cassava in Africa and Their Impact on Virus Disease Pandemics
Tong-Xian Liu Oviposition, Development, and Survivorship of Eretmocerus melanoscutus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) Parasitizing Nymphs of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae)
Scott W. Ludwig and Cindy McKenzie Impact of Insecticide Residue on Bemisia tabaci (B-Biotype)
Chen Luo, Qing-Gang Gao,, Tie-Lu Mo, Fan Zhang, and Zhi-Li Zhang Development, Longevity, Fecundity, and Survivorship of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) Biotype ‘B’ on Six Cotton Cultivars
Chen Luo, and Tong-Xian Liu Fitness of Encarsia sophia (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) Parasitizing Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae)
Raj S. Mann Influences of Bt Cotton on Population Dynamics of Bemisia tabaci
Célia Mateus, F. Amaro, D. Louro, and A. Mexia Current Situation of Bemisia tabaci in Vegetable Crops in Portugal
C. L. McKenzie, Jim Bethke, Laura Boykin, Frank Byrne, Joe Chamberlin, Dan Gilrein, Scott Ludwig, Ron Oetting, Lance Osborne, Lin Schmale, and Robert G. Shatters Jr. Monitoring the U. S ornamental industries B’s and Q’s
C. L. McKenzie, X. H. Sinisterra, J. P. Albano, C. A. Powell, Scot E. Dowd, R. G. Shatters Jr. Determining the Role of Ethylene Biosynthesis in the Development of Tomato Irregular Ripening Disorder Using Microarray Technology and rt-Real Time PCR
Salomón Medina, L. D. Ortega-Arenas, H. González-Hernández, and J. A. Villanueva Influence of Weeds on the Whitefly-Virus-Parasitoid Complex in Veracruz, Mexico
Aliya Momotaz, Jay W. Scott, and David J. Schuster Identification of Bemisia argentifolii Resistant Loci from Solanum habrochaites Accession LA1777
Isabel Moreno, Jeffrey Tomkins, Emmanuel Okogbenin, and Martin Fregene Progress in Positional Cloning of CMD2 the Gene that Confers High Level of Resistance to the Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD)
Shai Morin, Fishel Alon, and Michal Alon The involvement of glutathione s-tranferases from Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in plant-insect interactions
Shai Morin and Moshe Elbaz Mating Behavior and its Effect on Reproductive Potential of the B and Q Biotypes of Bemisia tabaci
Shai Morin, Margaret Wilson, Pnina Moshitzky, Einat Laor, and A. Rami Horowitz Reversal of Resistance to Pyriproxyfen in the Q Biotype of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)
Mariano Muñiz, G. Nombela, D. Alonso, and A. Gómez Induced Plant Responses in the Bemisia tabaci-Tomato System
Mariano Muñiz, G. Nombela, A. Gómez, and D. Alonso Effects of SB Plant Invigorator® on Bemisia tabaci Development in Tomato Plants
Graeme D. Murphy, M. Short, A-M Cooper, M. Fast, D. Neal, and S. Jandricic Biological Control of Whitefly in Poinsettia in Ontario, Canada
Steven E. Naranjo Establishment and Impact of Exotic Aphelinid Parasitoids in Arizona: A Life Table Approach
Steven E. Naranjo and Peter C. Ellsworth Conservation of Natural Enemies Through use of Selective Insecticides: Recent Developments
Steven E. Naranjo, Peter C. Ellsworth and Luis Cañas Mortality and Population Dynamics of Bemisia tabaci within a Multi-Crop System
Laura D. Ortega-Arenas, D. A. A. Miranda and M. Sandoval-Villa Greenhouse Whitefly Eggs and Nymphs Density on Gerbera jamesonii under Different Nitrogenous Fertilizer Regimes
L. S. Osborne Invasion and response: Impacts of bemisia on worldwide agriculture
L. S. Osborne, G. J. Hochmuth II, R. C. Hochmuth, and D. Sprenkel Managing Bemisia on Organically Grown Herbs
J. C. Palumbo, P. C. Ellsworth, A. Fournier, T. J. Dennehy, and R. L. Nichols Cross-commodity Guidelines for Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Arizona
J. E. Polston and M. Toapanta The Effect of Begomoviruses on Whitefly Fitness
Hector Portillo, Paula C. Marçon, Robert W. Williams, Danny Tamayo, Daniel W. Sherrod, and Fred W. Marmor CORAGEN™ SC (DPX-E2Y45): a Novel Anthranilamide Insecticide: Pest Spectrum with Emphasis on Whitefly Control in Vegetables
Nilima Prabhaker and Nick C. Toscano Spiromesifen: A New Pest Management Tool for Whitefly Management
P. D. Roberts, Philip A. Stansly, Scott Adkins, Susan Webb, Carlye Baker, Benny Bruton, Rosa Muchovej, Diann Achor, C.S. Kousik, Alicia L. Whidden, Gene McAvoy and Phyllis Gilreath Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) Transmitted Squash Vein Yellowing Virus (SqVYV): A Component of Watermelon Vine Decline in South Florida
Emmanouil Roditakis, Nikos E. Roditakis, Maria Grispou, John Vontas, and Anastasia Tsagkarakou Imidacloprid Resistance of Bemisia tabaci in Crete, Greece
Rosemarie C. Rosell, D. R. Frohlich, H. S. Costa, M. Coombs, and P. DeBarro The Inside Story: Bacteriocyte-associated Endosymbionts of Whiteflies
Daniel P. Rowley, Peter Asiimwe, James P. Legg, and Matthew H. Greenstone Arthropod Predation on Bemisia tabaci on Cassava in Uganda: Preliminary Results from Molecular Gut Analysis
D. J. Schuster, R. S. Mann, Marco Toapanta, R. Cordero, S. Thompson, and R. F. Morris Monitoring of Imidacloprid Resistance in Biotype B of Bemisia tabaci in Florida
David J. Schuster, Natália A. Peres, Robert W. Williams, Paula C. Marçon, and Hector E. Portillo DuPont Rynaxypyr™ (DPX-E2Y45): A Novel Anthranilamide Insecticide for Managing Bemisia tabaci and Interfering with Transmission of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus on Tomato Transplants
David J. Schuster, Philip A. Stansly, Phyllis R. Gilreath, and Jane E. Polston Management of Bemisia, TYLCV, and Insecticide Resistance in Florida Vegetables
D. R. Seal Development of a Management Program against Silverleaf Whitefly (SLW), Bemisia argentifolii Bellows & Perring (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), using Insecticides
Robert G. Shatters Jr., C. L. McKenzie, L. M. Boykin, Shirley Gazit, X. Sinisterra, A. A. Weathersbee III, J. K. Brown, and H. Czosnek A knottin-like putative antimicrobial gene family in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci biotype B: Cloning and transcript regulation
Robert G. Shatters Jr., L. M. Boykin, R. A. Bagnall, R. C. Rosell, D. R. Frohlich, C. L. McKenzie Population genetics of Bemisia tabaci Biotypes B and Q from the Mediterranean and the U.S. inferred using microsatellite markers
Alvin Simmons, Amnon Levi, Angela Davis, Kai-shu Ling, Rolando Lopez, D. Michael Jackson, Chandrasekar Kousik, B. Merle Shepard, and Judy Thies Wild Germplasm: Plant Resistance for Watermelon
P. A. Stansly Biologically Based Management of Whiteflies in Greenhouse Vegetable Production
Guido Sterk, M. Van de Veire, and K. Put Implementation of Chemical and Biological Protection Compounds of Different Chemical and/or Biological Groups against Whiteflies in IPM Systems
Bahram Tafaghodinia and Saied Iranmanesh Cotton Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) Degree-Hour Model for Predicting Phenological Development
Marco Toapanta, David Schuster, Rajinder Mann, Roberto Cordero, Lamar Buckelew, Robert Steffens, Shane Hand, Richard Rudolph, and Ralf Nauen Oberon® 2SC: A New Resistant Management Tool for Whitefly Control in Vegetables
Nick C. Toscano Integrated Management Approach to Bemisia tabaci control in Agricultural Systems
A. Tsagkarakou, C. S. Tsigenopoulos, K. Gorman, J. B. Kristoffersen, J. Lagnel, and D. Bedford Biotype monitoring and genetic relationships of Bemisia tabaci in Greece: Mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite polymorphism
Shigenori Ueda, Toshio Kitamura, Ken-ichiro Honda, and Kenkichi Kanmiya Characterization and distribution of the biotypes of the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, in Japan by mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I sequence analysis
Jan Vermeulen and Paco Lozano Rubio Successes and Challenges of Using Biological Control against Bemisia tabaci: A Producer’s View-point
G. P. Walker and E. T. Natwick Resistance to Silverleaf Whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Gossypium thurberi, a Wild Cotton Species
Fang-Hao Wan,, Ming Xie,, and Xu-Hong Cui Effects of heat shock on survival and fecundity of two whitefly species, Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci B-biotype
Fang-Hao Wan,, Gui-Fen Zhang,, and Fang Lei Dynamics of Digestive Enzymes of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) B-biotype and Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) During Plant Species Switching
Liande Wang, and Stefan Vidal Host Plant Infection by a Plant Pathogen Changes Parasitoid Host-Searching Behavior: A Case Study Using Whiteflies and Encarsia Formosa
Liande Wang, , Jian Huang, and Hongwei Luo Response by a Whitefly Predator, Delphastus catalinae to Toxins from Verticillium lecanii and Mass Rearing Techniques for the Ladybeetle
W. M. Wintermantel Vector Specificity of Criniviruses in Tomato and Virus Competitiveness during Mixed Infection
Ming Xie,, Yan-Hua Chen,, and Fang-Hao Wan Responses of Two Whitefly Species, Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) and Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) B-biotype, to Low Temperatures
Fengming Yan Research on Bemisia and Other Whiteflies in China
Lian-Sheng Zang and Tong-Xian Liu Intraguild Interactions between Bemisia tabaci Predator, Delphastus catalinae, and Parasitoid, Encarsia sophia, and their Impacts on Whitefly Suppression
Gregory Zolnerowich Status of Eretmocerus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) Systematics