Antibiosis and non preference for the oviposition of Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) biotype B (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in common bean genotypes
The common bean Phaseolus vulgaris L. constitutes an important source of protein and income for many countries, including Brazil. Different factors contribute with the reduction in production, including pest insects, especially Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) biotype B. This study aimed to identify common bean genotypes resistant to B. tabaci biotype B and the types of resistance involved. Therefore, two experiments were developed in a greenhouse and laboratory, evaluating 11 common bean genotypes. To test the free-choice experimental design, the randomized block design was adopted, and the completely randomized one was selected for the no-choice tests and antibiosis, with six replications for each test. The following variables were evaluated: incubation period of eggs; nymphal; egg to adult; viability of egg to adult and adult longevity. The IAC-Harmony prolonged the nymphal and egg to adult periods of B. tabaci biotype B. The genotypes were also tested by the whitefly oviposition in free and no choice tests.