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Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae): a New Pest of Tomato in Serbia

Author(s): Ivo Toševski | Jelena Jović | Milana Mitrović | Tatjana Cvrković | Oliver Krstić | Slobodan Krnjajić

Journal: Pesticidi i Fitomedicina
ISSN 1820-3949

Volume: 26;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 197;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Leaf miner | Quarantine pest | DNA barcoding | Cytochrome oxidase subunit I

Tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), a devastating pest of tomato originating from South America has been recorded in Serbia on three localities: in tomato main greenhouse and open field production area located in the vicinity of town Leskovac (South Serbia), in surroundings of the village Donji Vrtogoš (near town Vranje, South Serbia) and in a greenhouses complex in Kraljevci (60 km west of Belgrade). The presence of T. absoluta was confirmed by morphological and molecular study of the collected specimens.
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