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Ecology, Worldwide Spread, and Management of the Invasive South American Tomato Pinworm, Tuta absoluta: Past, Present, and Future.
- A. Biondi, R. Guedes, F. Wan, N. Desneux
- Environmental ScienceAnnual review of entomology
- 11 January 2018
The South American tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), is native to the western Neotropics and has become a major threat to world tomato production.
Control failure likelihood and spatial dependence of insecticide resistance in the tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta.
- G. Silva, M. Picanço, L. Bacci, A. Crespo, J. F. Rosado, R. Guedes
- BiologyPest management science
- 1 August 2011
Insecticide resistance in field populations of the tomato pinworm prevails for the insecticides nowadays most frequently used against them-the chitin synthesis inhibitors (diflubenzuron, triflumuron and teflubenzur).
Abamectin resistance and synergism in Brazilian populations of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Investigation of the possible involvement of detoxification enzymes using insecticide synergists found glutathione-S-transferases seem to be of minor importance as an abamectin resistance mechanism in Brazilian populations of T. absoluta, while cytochrome P450, inhibited by piperonyl butoxide, seems secondary to esterases.
The tomato borer Tuta absoluta in South America: pest status, management and insecticide resistance
The sex pheromone of T. absoluta was identified, confirmed and synthesized in the late 1990s and it is currently used for detection and monitoring of this species, but improved sampling plans are still necessary for its use in decision-making regarding insecticide use.
Ecological Life Table of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
An ecological life table was constructed, aiming to determine the critical stages and key mortality factors of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), and Predators were responsible for 79.4% of larval mortality.
From the Western Palaearctic region to beyond: Tuta absoluta 10 years after invading Europe
- M. R. Campos, A. Biondi, Abhijin Adiga, R. Guedes, N. Desneux
- BiologyJournal of Pest Science
- 5 May 2017
An overview of the current knowledge on this pest is provided and several recommendations on how to achieve sustainable control as well as how to prevent further spread into unaffected areas are provided.
Cartap resistance and synergism in populations of Tuta absoluta (Lep., Gelechiidae)
Resistance to cartap was observed in all populations when compared with the standard susceptible population, suggesting a major involvement of cytochrome P450‐dependent monooxygenases as a cartap resistance mechanism in these populations of T. absoluta.
Insecticide resistance in populations of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Control failures of insecticides used against the tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) in Brazil led to the investigation of the possible occurrence of resistance of this insect pest to abamectin, cartap, methamidophos and permethrin.
Plant compounds insecticide activity against Coleoptera pests of stored products
The objective of this work was to isolate, identify and assess the bioactivity of insecticide compounds present in these plants, against Coleoptera pests of stored products: Oryzaephilus surinamensis L. (Silvanidae), Rhyzopertha dominica F. (Bostrichidae) and Sitophilus zeamais Mots (Curculionidae).
Managing leaf-cutting ants: peculiarities, trends and challenges.
A lack of economic thresholds and sampling plans focused on the main pest species preclude the management of leaf-cutting ants; such management would facilitate their control and lessen insecticide overuse, particularly the use of insecticidal baits.