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Abstract

Invasion and establishment of the solanum whitefly Aleurothrixus trachoides (Back) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in south India.

Abstract

This paper provides information on the invasion and establishment of the solanum whitefly (Aleurothrixus trachoides) on various host plants in Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, India. Notes on the biology and host range of this invasive alien insect pests are presented and the importance of the strengthening of the plant quarantine measures by developing strict national policy to avoid invasions of potential pests is highlighted.