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Foliar application of systemic insecticides disrupts feeding behavior of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci MEAM1 and the transmission of tomato chlorosis virus in potato plants

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Maluta, Nathalie Kristine Prado [1] ; Lopes, Joao Roberto Spotti [2] ; Fiallo-Olive, Elvira [3] ; Navas-Castillo, Jesus [3] ; Lourencao, Andre Luiz [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Agron Inst IAC, Ctr Fitossanidade, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, ESALQ, Dept Entomol & Acarol, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Malaga, Consejo Super Invest Cient IHSM UMA CSIC, Inst Hortofruticultura Subtrop & Mediterranea La, Malaga - Spain
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF PEST SCIENCE; v. 94, n. 4, p. 1265-1276, SEP 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The whiteflies of the Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) complex (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) are serious agricultural pests that cause severe losses to vegetable, ornamental and fiber crops, including potato plants, mainly as a vector of economically important viruses. Among the most important viruses affecting potato is tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) (Closteroviridae: Crinivirus), which is semi-persistently transmitted by whiteflies of the genera Bemisia and Trialeurodes. Chemical control is the main method used to manage B. tabaci and ToCV; however, this whitefly is resistant to most commercially available insecticides, and some products may not effectively prevent the vector stylet activities associated with virus transmission. The effective management of B. tabaci is crucial to reduce the spread of vector-borne diseases, and to minimize economic losses. We evaluated the effects of the foliar spraying with the systemic insecticides acetamiprid, flupyradifurone and cyantraniliprole on the probing behavior of non-viruliferous and ToCV-viruliferous B. tabaci MEAM1 and ToCV transmission in potato plants. To evaluate ToCV transmission in greenhouse conditions, viruliferous whiteflies were released on potato plants at different time points (3, 24 and 72 h and 7 days) after insecticide spraying. The EPG assay showed that at 3 h after insecticide application, the probing behavior differed, depending mainly on the state of the insects (viruliferous or not), whereas 72 h after application, the probing behavior differed only on plants treated with acetamiprid and flupyradifurone, for both viruliferous and non-viruliferous whiteflies. ToCV transmission was reduced mainly in plants treated with flupyradifurone and acetamiprid, likely as a result of phloem activity disruption. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/51771-4 - Begomovirus and Crinivirus in Solanaceae: molecular epidemiology and management strategies
Grantee:Jorge Alberto Marques Rezende
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/18274-3 - Begomovirus and crinivirus in solanasceous: regional molecular epidemiology and sustainable integrated management alternatives
Grantee:Jorge Alberto Marques Rezende
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/23463-4 - Effects of different insecticides on feeding behavior of the whitefly B. tabaci biotype b (MEAM1) and on the transmission of the crinivirus tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) in potato
Grantee:Nathalie Kristine Prado Maluta
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate