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Abstract

New distributional record of invasive pest Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) in North-Western Himalayan region of India.

Abstract

The invasive tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Gelechiidae: Lepidoptera) was recorded feeding on tomato leaves, flower buds, apical shoots and fruits in sub-temperate mid-hills of Himachal Pradesh, India which is a new distributional record of the pest North-Western Himalayan region. Low to moderate incidence of T. absoluta was recorded on tomato during November 2015. The present study will be useful for the researchers and extension workers of the region for timely and effective management of this major invasive insect.