Tuta absoluta

Tomato Leaf Miner


Host crop

Tomato, cherry Tomato, Potato.

Description

Tuta absoluta is a species of moth in family Gelechiidae known by the common names tomato leafminer, tomato pinworm. It is well known as a serious pest of tomato crops. Tuta absoluta is a highly destructive insect pest to tomato plants and fruit and is also reported to infect other plants in the Solanaceae family (potato, eggplant, etc.).

Life cycle

Tuta absoluta is a holometabolous insect with a high rate of reproduction. It may be able to complete 10-12 generations per year depending on environmental conditions. Tuta absoluta completes a generation in 28 days. Adult males live longer than females. Both genders mate multiple times. The first mating usually occurs the day after adults emerge. Each female can lay up to 260 eggs in a lifetime. Freshly hatched larvae are light yellow or green and only 0.5 mm in length. As they mature, larvae develop a darker green color and a characteristic dark band posterior to the head capsule. Four larval instars develop. Larvae do not enter diapauses when food is available. Pupation may take place in the soil, on the leaf surface, within mines or in packaging material. A cocoon is built if pupation does not take place in the soil.

Pest Identification

Adult are about 10 mm long have filiform antennae and silverish-grey scales, black spots on anterior wings.

Larvae of Tuta absoluta mine the leaves, flowers, shoots, and fruit of tomato as well as the leaves and tubers of potato. After hatching, larvae penetrate apical buds, flowers, new fruit, leaves, or stems. Conspicuous irregular mines and galleries as well as dark frass make infestations relatively easy to spot. The damage caused by this pest is severe, especially in young plants. In tomato, it can attack any plant part at any crop stage and can cause up to 100% crop destruction.

Insect Sex Pheromone Technology. It is the process of attraction, and trapping the insect those damages to crops.

10 to 15 traps

Please use hand gloves / clean hand for handling lure

  • Economically Affordable, easy to install and manage.
  • If used properly can detect low numbers of insects
  • Collect only Species Specific
  • Non toxic
  • Can be used all season long
  • Pheromone Lure is species-specific
  • Reduce the use of harmful pesticide and do organic farming and save the life

Features

PURE

Pheromone used 99% pure.

Product

100% Effective from other commercial product

WEATHER

Lure working Depend on weather conditions.

PACKAGE

Packing signal unit in anti smell realizing pouch

LIFE

Lure working day in field life 30- 45days

Dispenser

silicon rubber Septa

Durable

Lure can stay for one year without removing from packing..

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