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First record of the honeysuckle whitefly Aleyrodes lonicerae (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its incidence on cultivated strawberry.

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The honeysuckle whitefly Aleyrodes lonicerae (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is a newly recorded species in the whitefly fauna of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The species was identified for the first time on cultivated strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne) in 2015 at Donja Papratnica site. During 2016 specimen was found in total of 16 strawberry plantations with highest number at the sites of Donja Papratnica (Zenica-Doboj Canton) and Rauševac (Central Bosnia Canton). Strawberry is an important commercial crop in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a new pest records, such as honeysuckle whitefly, are of importance for strawberry production.