Biological invasion of European tomato crops by Tuta absoluta: ecology, geographic expansion and prospects for biological control

@article{Desneux2010BiologicalIO,
  title={Biological invasion of European tomato crops by Tuta absoluta: ecology, geographic expansion and prospects for biological control},
  author={Nicolas Desneux and Eric Wajnberg and Kris A. G. Wyckhuys and Giovanni Burgio and Salvatore Arpaia and Consuelo A. Narv{\'a}ez-Vasquez and Joel Gonz{\'a}lez-Cabrera and Diana Catal{\'a}n Ruescas and Elisabeth Tabone and Jacques Frandon and Jeannine Pizzol and Christine Poncet and Tom{\'a}s Cabello and Alberto Urbaneja},
  journal={Journal of Pest Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={83},
  pages={197-215}
}
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, it rapidly invaded various other European countries and spread throughout the Mediterranean basin. If no control measures are taken, then the pest can cause up to 80–100% yield losses in tomato crops in recently invaded areas and may pose a threat to both greenhouse and open-field tomato production. The… Expand

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