Submitted to: University of Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2001
Publication Date: July 1, 2001
Technical Abstract: We determined honeydew production by male and female sweetpotato whiteflies and the effects of temperature on honeydew production of each sex. We also determined honeydew production by each nymphal instar. Overall, adult SPW produced more honeydew than nymphs. Adult females produced more honeydew than males. The relative differences between honeydew production for males sand females and between amounts adults produced compared with nymphs were consistent. However, honeydew production by adult and nymph individuals was subject to large degrees of variation.