Edited by: Karen Young Kreeger

T.S. Bellows, Jr., T.M. Perring, R.J. Gill, D.H. Headrick,"Description of a species of Bemisia (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 87:195-206, 1994. (Cited in 29 publications through September 1995) Comments by Thomas S. Bellows and David H. Headrick, department of entomology, University of California, Riverside.

This article is the formal taxonomic description of a new species of whitefly in the genus Bemisia. "In the two years before the paper came out, this species was responsible for three-quarters of a billion dollars' worth of economic loss in agriculture in North America alone," relates Thomas S. Bellows, a professor of entomology at the University of California, Riverside. "The significance of the paper is that it provides a name with which to associate the vast amount of research generated about this very serious pest, which is now the subject of extensive entomological research."

Tom Bellows

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