Bemisia tabaci is a worldwide pest and virus vector. Originally known as a pest of sub-tropical crops, the species is now widely distributed under glass in temperate areas including most of Europe. It is not established in the UK but it could establish in protected environments, where it has the potential to be a major pest, particularly of glasshouse salad crops such as tomato and cucumber. The UK has Protected Zone status against this pest. A review of the UK's protected zone status was undertaken in 2011 with strong support to retain it.
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|Plant Pest Factsheet - Bemisia tabaci (PDF 197KB)||General advice on Bemisia tabaci (PDF 21KB)|
|Consultation paper (PDF 748KB)|
|Consultation outcome (PDF 417KB)|