potato tuber moth


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Related to potato tuber moth: potato tuberworm, Phthorimaea operculella
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Synonyms for potato tuber moth

greyish-brown moth whose larva is the potato tuberworm

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Genetic bottleneck in invasive species: the potato tuber moth adds to the list.
Biology of potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella Zeller, with special reference to pupal eye pigmentation and adult sexual dimorphism.
Bionomics of the potato tuber moth Phthorimaea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) at Pukekohe.
Indeed, in studies at laboratories in Aberdeen, Idaho; Wapato, Washington; and Parlier, California, ARS scientists have reported success in pitting Muscodor against some top agricultural foes: Tilletia fungi that cause bunt diseases of wheat; potato tuber moths and apple codling moths; and the gray mold fungus Botrytis cinerea, which attacks grapes.
Work on the potato tuber moth granulovirus has been done cooperatively with Oregon State University's Hermmiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru, with funding assistance from the Washington State Potato Commission.
Among the topics are aphids as major potato pests, the biology and ecology of potato tuber moths, species interaction and biodiversity in potatoes, the biological control of potato insect pests, cultural control and other non-chemical methods, and evolutionary considerations in potato pest management.