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      Bioactivity of Piper extracts on Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in tomato Translated title: Bioatividade de extratos de Piper sobre Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) em tomateiro


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          The objective of this work was to evaluate the bioactivity of ethanolic leaf extracts from four species of the genus Piper against the tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) under laboratory conditions. The evaluated species were: P. amalago var. medium, P. glabratum, P. mikanianum, and P. mollicomum. In the initial screening assay (extract concentration of 2,000 mg L-1), all tested extracts caused significant larval mortality, particularly the extract of P. amalago var. medium; however, no extracts reduced the weight of the surviving larvae. The extract from P. amalago var. medium at the concentration of 1,011 mg L-1 caused a significant lengthening of the larval and pupal stages. The ethanolic leaf extract of P. amalago var. medium is promising for the control of T. absoluta larvae in tomato, since it exhibits acute toxicity toward these caterpillars at the concentration of 2,000 mg L-1 and affects the insect's development by reducing its survival and lengthening the larval and pupal stages.

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          O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a bioatividade de extratos etanólicos de folhas de quatro espécies do gênero Piper sobre a traça-do-tomateiro Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), em condições de laboratório. As espécies avaliadas foram: P. amalago var. medium, P. glabratum, P. mikanianum e P. mollicomum. Na triagem inicial (concentração do extrato de 2.000 mg L-1), todos os extratos testados causaram significativa mortalidade larval, principalmente o extrato de P. amalago var. medium; entretanto, nenhum extrato ocasionou redução do peso das lagartas sobreviventes. O extrato de P. amalago var. medium na concentração de 1.011 mg L-1 promoveu alongamento significativo da fase larval e pupal. O extrato etanólico de folhas de P. amalago var. medium é promissor no controle de lagartas de T. absoluta em tomateiro, pois exibe toxicidade aguda a lagartas na concentração de 2.000 mg L-1 e afeta o desenvolvimento do inseto, ao reduzir a sua sobrevivência e alongar as fases larval e pupal.

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            Control failure likelihood and spatial dependence of insecticide resistance in the tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta.

            Insecticide resistance is a likely cause of field control failures of Tuta absoluta, but the subject has been little studied. Therefore, resistance to ten insecticides was surveyed in seven representative field populations of this species. The likelihood of control failures was assessed, as well as weather influence and the spatial dependence of insecticide resistance. No resistance or only low resistance levels were observed for pyrethroids (bifenthrin and permethrin), abamectin, spinosad, Bacillus thuringiensis and the mixture deltamethrin + triazophos (<12.5-fold). In contrast, indoxacarb exhibited moderate levels of resistance (up to 27.5-fold), and chitin synthesis inhibitors exhibited moderate to high levels of resistance (up to 222.3-fold). Evidence of control failures was obtained for bifenthrin, permethrin, diflubenzuron, teflubenzuron, triflumuron and B. thuringiensis. Weather conditions favour resistance to some insecticides, and spatial dependence was observed only for bifenthrin and permethrin. Insecticide resistance in field populations of the tomato pinworm prevails for the insecticides nowadays most frequently used against them-the chitin synthesis inhibitors (diflubenzuron, triflumuron and teflubenzuron). Local selection favoured by weather conditions and dispersal seem important for pyrethroid resistance evolution among Brazilian populations of T. absoluta and should be considered in designing pest management programmes. Copyright © 2011 Society of Chemical Industry.
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                Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
                Pesq. agropec. bras.
                Embrapa Informação Tecnológica (Brasília )
                March 2015
                : 50
                : 3
                : 196-202
                [1 ] Universidade Estadual Paulista Brazil
                [2 ] Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa Catarina Brazil
                [3 ] Universidade de São Paulo Brazil



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                Animal agriculture,General agriculture
                Piper amalago var. medium,botanical extracts,piperamides,tomato leafminer.,extratos botânicos,piperamidas,traça-do-tomateiro.


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