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Title Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter) (Heteroptera: Miridae), a predatory species of the tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Iran.

Authors Sohrabi, F.; Hosseini, R.

Author Affiliation Department of Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Persian Gulf University, P.O. Box 75169-13798, Busher, Iran.

Journal Journal of Plant Protection Research 2015 Vol 55 No. 3 pp. 322-323

ISSN 1427-4345


Abstract

The tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), is a major worldwide pest of tomato crops, both in the greenhouse and in open field cultivations. Since this pest's new introduction in Iran, it has caused extensive damage. Chemicals have mainly been used to control this pest. The purpose of our research was to identify the indigenous predators of the tomato leafminer, associated with tomato in the Borazjan region of the Bushehr province, Iran. From March to May 2014, infested tomato leaves were collected from protected tomato crops. A predator species from the family Miridae was found, reared, and identified as Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter 1895). This species is reported for the first time on tomato leafminer in Iran. Identification of important natural enemies provides a scientific basis for including these predators in the biological programs against this pest.
Publication type
Journal article

Publisher
De Gruyter Open

Year of publication
2015

Location of publication
Warsaw

Country of publication
Poland

Language of publication
English

Language of summary
English

Geographical location
Iran

Record number
20153341973

Organism descriptor
arthropods
insects
Miridae
Nesidiocoris tenuis
Solanum lycopersicum
Tuta absoluta


Descriptor
arthropod pests
biological control agents
geographical distribution
insect pests
natural enemies
new geographic records
pests
plant pests
predators
predatory insects
tomatoes


Identifier
biocontrol agents
biological control organisms
Lycopersicon esculentum
pest arthropods
pest insects
predaceous insects
predacious insects


Broad Term
Hexapoda
arthropods
invertebrates
animals
eukaryotes
Heteroptera
Hemiptera
insects
Nesidiocoris
Miridae
Solanum
Solanaceae
Solanales
eudicots
angiosperms
Spermatophyta
plants
Tuta
Gelechiidae
Lepidoptera
Developing Countries
Middle East
Threshold Countries
West Asia
Asia