Diversity of aphids in the central rift valley of Ethiopia and their potential as vectors for Ethiopian Pepper Mottle Virus (EPMV)
Pepper mottling is an endemic and important disease of pepper in Ethiopia. It is caused by non-persistently aphid transmitted Ethiopian Pepper Mottle Virus(EPMV) (Potyvirus, Potyviridae). The disease occurs at epidemic level in the region. The exact roles of aphid vectors in the field epidemiology of the virus are not known. Identifying the roles of aphid vectors is useful in forecasting the epidemics of...
Annotated catalogue of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aleyrodidae) from Arasbaran, Northwestern Iran
The fauna of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aleyrodidae) was studied in Arasbaran region, Northwestern Iran. A total of 25 species of 15 genera were collected which of these, two species including, Tetralicia ericae Harrison andTrialeurodes ericae Bink-Moenen are new records for Iran. Key words: Aleyrodidae, fauna, new record, arasbaran, Iran