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Abstract

Biological control of the tomato moth Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): search efficiency and flight capacity of Pseudapanteles dignus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) females.

Abstract

«Biological control of tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): Pseudapanteles dignus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) females searching efficiency and flying capacity». In this work we studied the search efficiency of Pseudapanteles dignus females to find and parasite larvae of Tuta absoluta and their flying capacity in an experimental greenhouse. The females showed low parasitism efficiency and good flying capacity during the observation period.