First Record of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Argentina

M. Gabriela Murúa, Franco S. Scalora, Fernando R. Navarro, Lucas E. Cazado, Augusto Casmuz, M. Elvira Villagrán, Enrique Lobos, Gerardo Gastaminza


Because of the recent presence of Helicoverpa armigera in Brazil and Paraguay in 2013, pheromone traps were deployed in chickpea crops at 2 localities in Tucumán province to determine if this noctuid was present in Argentina. This pest was detected at both locations, confirming the presence of H. armigera in Argentina for first time.


Debido a la reciente detección de Helicoverpa armigera en Brasil y Paraguay en 2013, se colocaron trampas de feromonas en el cultivo de garbanzo en dos localidades de la provincia de Tucumán para detectar la presencia de este noctuido en Argentina. Esta plaga fue detectada en ambas localidades confirmando la presencia de H. armigera en Argentina por primera vez.


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Old World cotton bollworm; Heliothinae; invasive species; pest; leguminous plants

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