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Pests of Potato, Maize and Sugar Beet

Edited by Farzana Khan Perveen

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University

This book contains four chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction to moths. It describes their history, differences with butterflies and skippers, classification, camouflage, navigation, attraction to light, and migration. Moths are useful as bio-indicators, pollinators, dispersal of seeds and producers of useful products (silk). They are harmful as agricultural and stored-grain pests, but can be controlled biologically and with pesticides. Chapter 2 reports that among moth pests the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella Zeller, is considered one of the most important potato pests worldwide. In Chapter 3, the pathogenicity of three native isolates of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana were studied in different concentrations of P. operculella eggs. The most pathogenic isolate was determined on eggs in vitro. Chapter 4 highlights several case studies representing long-term field research results of moth pests in maize, Zea mays L., and sugar-beet, Beta vulgaris L.

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MothsPests of Potato, Maize and Sugar BeetEdited by Farzana Khan Perveen

Published: December 5th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73423

ISBN: 978-1-78984-705-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-704-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-742-8

Copyright year: 2018

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1. Introductory Chapter: Moths

By Farzana Khan Perveen and Anzela Khan


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2. The Journey of the Potato Tuberworm Around the World

By Silvia I. Rondon and Yulin Gao


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3. Susceptibility of Egg Stage of Potato Tuber Moth Phthorimaea operculella to Native Isolates of Beauveria bassiana

By Nisreen Houssain Alsaoud, Doummar Hashim Nammour and Ali Yaseen Ali


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4. Moths of Economic Importance in the Maize and Sugar Beet Production

By Renata Bažok, Zrinka Drmić, Maja Čačija, Martina Mrganić, Helena Virić Gašparić and Darija Lemić


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