Ecology, Worldwide Spread, and Management of the Invasive South American Tomato Pinworm, Tuta absoluta: Past, Present, and Future.

@article{Biondi2018EcologyWS,
  title={Ecology, Worldwide Spread, and Management of the Invasive South American Tomato Pinworm, Tuta absoluta: Past, Present, and Future.},
  author={Antonio Biondi and Raul Narciso Carvalho Guedes and Fanghao Wan and Nicolas Desneux},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2018},
  volume={63},
  pages={
          239-258
        }
}
The South American tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), is native to the western Neotropics. After invading Spain in 2006, it spread rapidly throughout Afro-Eurasia and has become a major threat to world tomato production. Integrated pest management (IPM) strategies have been developed, but widespread insecticide use has caused selection for insecticide resistance as well as undesirable effects on key beneficial arthropods. Augmentation and conservation biological control relying on… 

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