Entomologia Generalis (2018) 38, 83-112

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Ramzi Mansour, Thierry Brévault, Anaïs Chailleux, Asma Cherif, Kaouthar Grissa-Lebdi, Khalid Haddi, Samira A. Mohamed, Robert S. Nofemela, Abiola Oke, Serigne Sylla, Henri E.Z. Tonnang, Lucia Zappalà, Marc Kenis, Nicolas Desneux and Antonio Biondi (2018)
Occurrence, biology, natural enemies and management of Tuta absoluta in Africa
Entomologia Generalis 38 (2), 83-112
Abstract: The South American tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), is a devastating invasive pest of tomato crops in several areas around the world including Africa. Here, we comprehensively review and discuss the relevant scientific knowledge on its occurrence, biological and ecological aspects, fortuitous insect natural enemies, and potential advantages and constraints of pest management scenarios adopted against this pest in tomato crops in both Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa. We conclude the manuscript with a comprehensive research agenda providing future priorities towards sustainable control of this important tomato pest.
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Database assignments for author(s): Marc Kenis, Lucia Zappala, Antonio Biondi, Nicolas Desneux, Thierry Brevault, Robert S. Nofemela

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Tuta absoluta Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)