Biology and control of the groundnut leafminer, Aproaerema modicella (Deventer) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)

Shanower, T G and Wightman, J A and Gutierrez, A P (1993) Biology and control of the groundnut leafminer, Aproaerema modicella (Deventer) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Crop Protection, 12 (1). pp. 3-10. ISSN 0261-2194

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The groundnut leafminer, Aproaerema modicella (Deventer) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), is an important pest of several legume crops in South and South-East Asia. For groundnut, yield losses of >50% have been reported. In addition to groundnut and soybean (the main crops attacked), 12 alternative host plants have been reported. A. modicella is present throughout the region, although it has been studied most intensively in India and Thailand. Research conducted over the past 10 years has provided a good understanding of the biology, life cycle and natural enemies of this pest. Research on management has focused on chemical control. This paper reviews the literature on the host plants, distribution, biology and control of A. modicella, emphasizing research reported since 1980. Aspects of A. modicella ecology that need further study are also indicated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Groundnut; Arachis; Aproaerema modicella; groundnut leafminer; natural enemies; biology; host plants
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Charan Sai Ch
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2011 07:58
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2011 07:58
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