Phthorimaea operculella Zell. on tobacco in Prilepsko

Krsteska, Vesna and Stojanoski, P. (2009) Phthorimaea operculella Zell. on tobacco in Prilepsko. Plant Science, XX. pp. 7-10.

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The potato tuber moth Phthorimaea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gellechiidae) is also known as the tobacco splitworm. It has a world-wide distribution.
This caterpillar is an agricultural pest. It bores into the leaves, shoots and stems of the plants, as well as root tubers, of members of the family Solanaceae, including: potato (Solanum tuberosum), tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum), tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), and eggplant (Solanum melongena).
In tobacco, the larvae are leaf miners and can cause severe damage to leaves, making them weigh less and affected on tobacco quality, especially in warm dry climates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tobacco, Phthorimaea operculella, tobacco splitworm, leaf miner
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Divisions: Scientific Tobacco Institute
Depositing User: Ms Biljana Jordanoska
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2016 19:11
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2016 19:11

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