High population densities of Macrolophus pygmaeus on tomato plants can cause economic fruit damage: interaction with Pepino mosaic virus?

@article{Moerkens2016HighPD,
  title={High population densities of Macrolophus pygmaeus on tomato plants can cause economic fruit damage: interaction with Pepino mosaic virus?},
  author={Rob Moerkens and Els Berckmoes and Veerle M Van Damme and Nelia Ortega-Parra and Inge M. Hanssen and Martine Wuytack and Lieve Wittemans and Hans F Casteels and Luc Tirry and Patrick de clercq and Raf De Vis},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2016},
  volume={72 7},
  pages={
          1350-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The zoophytophagous predator Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur (Hemiptera: Miridae) is a successful biocontrol agent against several pest species in protected tomato crops. This predator is considered to be harmless for the crop. However, in recent years, Heteroptera feeding punctures on tomato fruit in Belgian and Dutch greenhouses have been misinterpreted as Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) symptoms. In this study, three hypotheses were tested: (1) M. pygmaeus causes fruit damage that… CONTINUE READING
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