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Biological invasion of European tomato crops by Tuta absoluta: ecology, geographic expansion and prospects for biological control
The tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is a devastating pest of tomato originating from South America. After its initial detection in eastern Spain in 2006, itExpand
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The invasive South American tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta, continues to spread in Afro-Eurasia and beyond: the new threat to tomato world production
The economic and ecological effects of invasive species, notably pests (Mack et al. 2000; Suckling and Brockerhoff 2010; Ragsdale et al. 2011), are now widely recognized (Thomas 1999; Pysek andExpand
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Prospects for the biological control of Tuta absoluta in tomatoes of the Mediterranean basin.
Since its detection in the Mediterranean basin at the end of 2006 and later in other European countries, the South American tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), has become a serious threat toExpand
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Natural enemies of the South American moth, Tuta absoluta, in Europe, North Africa and Middle East, and their potential use in pest control strategies
The South American tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), is an invasive Neotropical pest. After its first detection in Europe, it rapidly invaded more than 30 WesternExpand
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Biological control using invertebrates and microorganisms: plenty of new opportunities
Abstract In augmentative biological control (ABC), invertebrate and microbial organisms are seasonally released in large numbers to reduce pests. Today it is applied on more than 30 million haExpand
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Predation by Nesidiocoris tenuis on Bemisia tabaci and injury to tomato
Tomato is the most important vegetable crop in Spain. The mirid bug Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) commonly appears in large numbers in protected and open-air tomato crops where little or noExpand
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A comparative life history study of two mirid bugs preying on Tuta absoluta and Ephestia kuehniella eggs on tomato crops: implications for biological control
Abstract The omnivorous predators Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) and Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur (Hemiptera: Miridae) are indigenous natural enemies that commonly inhabit tomato crops in theExpand
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The combined use of Bacillus thuringiensis and Nesidiocoris tenuis against the tomato borer Tuta absoluta
Since Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) was first detected at the end of 2006 in the Mediterranean Basin, several endemic natural enemies have been reported to prey on this exoticExpand
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Survey of natural enemies of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) in citrus orchards in eastern Spain
Field surveys were conducted from 2004 to 2007 to determine the species composition and relative abundance of natural enemies associated with colonies of either the citrus red mite, Panonychus citri,Expand
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Comparative life-history traits of three phytoseiid mites associated with Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) colonies in clementine orchards in eastern Spain: implications for biological
The management of Tetranychus urticae, a key pest of clementine trees, is mainly based on the use of acaricides. However, more environmentally safe measures, such as biological control, are beingExpand
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