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Title: Biological control of Tuta absoluta in Argentina and in Italy: evaluation of indigenous insects as natural enemies
Authors: Luna, Gabriela
Sánchez, Norma
Pereyra, Patricia
Nieves, Eliana
Savino, Vivina
Speranza, Stefano 
Keywords: Tuta absoluta;Biological Control;Italy;Argentina;Pseudapanteles dignus;Dineulophus phtorimaeae
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Luna, M. G. et al. 2011. Biological control of Tuta absoluta in Argentina and in Italy: evaluation of indigenous insects as natural enemies. In: EPPO/IOBC/FAO/NEPPO Joint International Symposium on management of Tuta absoluta (tomato borer, Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) Abstracts' book (Agadir, 16-18 november 2011), p. 81
Abstract: 
Biological and ecological attributes of Tuta absoluta, as well as, some aspects of parasitoid-host
interaction of T. absoluta egg and larval parasitoids in the laboratory and in the field. Currently,
results indicate that immature T. absoluta stages are attacked by a parasitoid community
spontaneously present in tomato crops in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and in Italy. Especially for
the larval stage, the parasitoid wasps Pseudapanteles dignus and Dineulophus phtorimaeae are
proven to coexist in the field, and show characteristics that suggest that they could be considered
as biocontrol agents against the pest by means of augmentative releases. Field evaluation of
effective biological control achieved by P. dignus and/or D. pthorimaeae will assess their
compatibility with IPM on tomato, and our assessment of economic feasibility of parasitoid mass
rearing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/2259
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