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Abstract

Naturalized Dolichogenidea gelechiidivoris complement the resident parasitoid complex of Tuta absoluta in north-eastern Spain.

Abstract

Our work reports on the establishment of the neotropical parasitoid Dolichogenidea gelechiidivoris Marsh (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) for the first time in Europe. This larval parasitoid has been recorded in samples collected in commercial tomato crops in Catalonia (North-eastern Spain) from 2016 to the present. Dolichogenidea gelechiidivoris is considered to be a new biocontrol agent among the resident parasitoid complex of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).