Aleyrodid (Hemiptera) diversity in hop varieties grown in Brazil


  • Patricia Santos de Castro Fernandez Empresa de Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Elen de Lima Aguiar-Menezes Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro
  • Aurino Florencio de Lima Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro
  • Pedro Miller Rangel Mangueira Frade Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro 
  • Alexandre Jacintho Teixeira Empresa de Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Carlos Alberto Bucher Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro



Humulus lupulus, Aleyrodidae, Host Plant, Plant-Insect Interaction.


Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) are a diverse group of sap-sucking insect species that can cause severe damage in crops with global economic importance. Hops (Humulus lupulus L.) are a crop with considerable value for the brewing and pharmaceutical industries worldwide. The aim of the current study is to register whitefly species associated with this plant in Brazil. Specimens were collected from H. lupulus leaves in four different counties in Rio de Janeiro state (Cachoeiras de Macacu, Cordeiro, Nova Friburgo and Seropédica). Whiteflies belonging to nine genera and distributed in two subfamilies (Aleurodicinae and Aleyrodinae) were identified. Nine hop varieties (i.e., Brazylinsk, Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Hallertau, Nugget, Saaz, Spalt, and Victoria) are used as host plants by these insects in Brazil. Except for Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood), the other identified species were recorded in hop crops for the first time.


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SANTOS DE CASTRO FERNANDEZ, P., ELEN DE LIMA AGUIAR-MENEZES, FLORENCIO DE LIMA, A., MILLER RANGEL MANGUEIRA FRADE, P., JACINTHO TEIXEIRA, A. and BUCHER, C.A., 2022. Aleyrodid (Hemiptera) diversity in hop varieties grown in Brazil. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 38, pp. e38028. [Accessed22 July 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v38n0a2022-54011. Available from:



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