Biology, Ecology, and Management of Rednecked Peanutworm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)

dc.contributor.authorPinto, J. R. L. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorBoica, A. L. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorFernandes, O. A. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.abstractThe rednecked peanutworm, Stegasta bosqueella (Chambers), is the main lepidopteran pest in South and Central American peanut fields. The species name was misspelled earlier in the literature and the incorrect name is still more cited. In this review, we revisit the history of S. bosqueella classification. Although the rednecked peanutworm is an important defoliator in some peanut producing countries, there is scarce information on some aspects of the biology as well as plant response to this insect species. Economic threshold levels are not yet well established and, consequently, decision making is compromised. Chemical control is the main tool used to control larval infestations. Moreover, some studies on host plant resistance, biological control, and attract-and-kill strategy were conducted to control the rednecked peanutworm. These tactics were promising and could be useful to enhance a peanut integrated pest management program. We present here a review of S. bosqueella life history, biology, ecology, and management options as well as needs for enhancing the current control strategies.en
dc.description.affiliationSao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sch Agr & Vet Sci, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespSao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sch Agr & Vet Sci, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil
dc.description.sponsorshipCoordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
dc.description.sponsorshipIdCAPES: 001
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Integrated Pest Management. Cary: Oxford Univ Press Inc, v. 11, n. 1, 15 p., 2020.
dc.publisherOxford Univ Press Inc
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Integrated Pest Management
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectStegasta bosqueella
dc.subjectArachis hypogaea
dc.subjectPeanut IPM
dc.subjectgroundnut pests
dc.subjectlepidopteran defoliator
dc.titleBiology, Ecology, and Management of Rednecked Peanutworm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)en
dcterms.rightsHolderOxford Univ Press Inc