Saelices Martínez, Rosa Mª and López, A. and Amor Parrilla, Fermín and Bengochea Budia, Paloma and Fernández Gallego, Mª del Mar and Garzón Hidalgo, Agustín and Morales, Ignacio and Velázquez Cruz, Eduardo Javier and Medina Velez, Maria Pilar and Adán del Río, Ángeles and Estal Padillo, Pedro Del and Viñuela Sandoval, Elisa and Budia Marigil, Maria Flor
Ecotoxicity of insecticides of frequent use in tomatoes on Trichogramma achaeae (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae).
In: "4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods", 04/03/2013-08/03/2013, Pucón (Chile). p. 1.
Since Tuta absoluta(Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) was detected in 2006 as a new pest in tomato crops in Spain, several natural enemies have been reported tocontrol this pest. In biological control programs, the native parasitoid Trichogramma achaeae Nagaraja&Nagarkatti (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) is used against T.absoluta. However, the most common control practice is based on use of pesticides,and in the frame of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs, the knowledge on the activity of insecticides towards beneficial insects is needed for its joint use. In thiswork, we evaluated lethal and sublethal effects of insecticides commonly applied on tomato crops on adults of T. achaeae. Pesticides were sprayed on tomato plants or T. Absoluta eggs till run off at their maximum field recommended concentration. Mortality was scored after 24, 48 and 72 hours, as well as beneficial capacity and percentage of emergence.