Whiteflies: Q-biotype

Are you familiar with the latest Bemisia tabaci, Q-biotype concerns for Florida?

Read the UF/IFAS Pest Announcement from May 26, 2016.

Although Bemisia tabaci, B-biotype commonly occurs in Florida, the detection of the Q-biotype within our landscape is new. For the latest information regarding the Q-biotype, please visit the Bemisia website maintained by Dr. Lance Osborne, Professor at the University of Florida, Mid-Florida Research and Extension Center in Apopka, Florida.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) has an updated Pest Alert available.

Specifically, FDACS-DPI also has an available helpline number for additional questions.

Division of Plant Industry Helpline

1-888-397-1517 | (352) 395-4600 (Outside North America)

DPIHelpline@FreshFromFlorida.com