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Abstract

Three species of the Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) complex in the Republic of Korea: detection by an extensive field survey combined with a phylogenetic analysis.

Abstract

Field surveys for the Bemisia tabaci complex were conducted from 2009 to 2013 in Korea, and the results were compared with published data of the B. tabaci complex. Three species, MED, MEAM1, and JpL, were collected from several provinces. The MED was mainly collected in greenhouses, displacing the earlier invasive species, MEAM1, and the JpL species was collected in the field. JpL is newly confirmed as a unique species of B. tabaci species complex in Korea and Japan.