Is the butterfly Tomares ballus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) a potential pest of Lens culinaris (Leguminosae)?

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The lentil (Lens culinaris) is identified as a new host plant of the lepidopteran Tomares ballus. Five larvae of T. ballus were found on 19 May, 2007 in a crop of "castellana" lentils in Toledo Province, Spain and reared in the laboratory. The larval brown spiracles are slightly darker than the rest of the pupa. Traditional cultural practices reduce the… (More)

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@article{Cano2009IsTB, title={Is the butterfly Tomares ballus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) a potential pest of Lens culinaris (Leguminosae)?}, author={Jos{\'e} Mart{\'i}n Cano and Pilar Gurrea and Blanca Montalb{\'a}n and Leticia Ure{\~n}a and Javier Iglesias}, journal={Revista de biologia tropical}, year={2009}, volume={57 3}, pages={623-34} }