First Record of Occurrence of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, 1808) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Soybean in Uruguay

  • Enrique Castiglioni Universidad de la República, Facultad de Agronomía, Departamento de Protección Vegetal, Centro Universitario Regional del Este (CURE). Rutas 9 y 15, 27000 Rocha, Uruguay
  • R. Perini Clérison Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Departamento de Defesa Fitossanitária, Centro Ciências Rurais, Laboratório de Manejo Integrado de Pragas (LabMIP), RS, Brasil
  • Willy Chiaravalle Consultora Entoagro, Uruguay
  • Jonas A. Arnemann Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Departamento de Defesa Fitossanitária, Centro Ciências Rurais, Laboratório de Manejo Integrado de Pragas (LabMIP), RS, Brasil
  • Gustavo Ugalde Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Departamento de Defesa Fitossanitária, Centro Ciências Rurais, Laboratório de Manejo Integrado de Pragas (LabMIP), RS, Brasil
  • V. C. Guedes Jerson Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Departamento de Defesa Fitossanitária, Centro Ciências Rurais, Laboratório de Manejo Integrado de Pragas (LabMIP), RS, Brasil
Keywords: cotton bollworm, quarantine pest, Glycine max

Abstract

Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a polyphagous species, in quarantine pest status in Uruguay, that has been reported in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and more recently, in the neighboring contries of South America. This is the first confirmed report for H. armigera in soybean crops, in Uruguay. The identification of this species is difficult because of its taxonomic proximity with other species of Helicoverpa and Heliothis genera. The confirmed identification was made upon external morphological characteristics, male genitalia, and DNA analysis, on adult males captured with pheromone traps and larvae reared in laboratory, collected from soybean fields, from four locations from Flores, Lavalleja, Cerro Largo and Rocha.

Published
2016-06-01
How to Cite
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Castiglioni E, Perini Clérison R, Chiaravalle W, Arnemann J, Ugalde G, Guedes Jerson V. First Record of Occurrence of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, 1808) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Soybean in Uruguay. Agrociencia Uruguay [Internet]. 1Jun.2016 [cited 29Oct.2020];20(1):31-35. Available from: http://agrocienciauruguay.uy/ojs/index.php/agrociencia/article/view/224
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Plant protection