European grapevine moth, Lobesia botrana Part II: Prevention and management

Giovanni Benelli, Andrea Lucchi, Gianfranco Anfora, Bruno Bagnoli, Marcos Botton, Raquel Campos-Herrera, Cristina Carlos, Matthew P. Daugherty, César Gemeno, Ally R. Harari, Christoph Hoffmann, Claudio Ioriatti, Rodrigo J. López Plantey, Annette Reineke, Renato Ricciardi, Emmanouil Roditakis, Gregory S. Simmons, Wee Tek Tay, Luis M. Torres-Vila, John VontasDenis Thiéry

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Lobesia botrana (Denis & Schiffermüller) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), commonly known as the European grapevine moth (EGVM), is a primary pest of vineyards. This article provides an updated review of its monitoring, model-ling, and management tools. EGVM management strategies analysed here include insecticide-based control, insecticide resistance, side-effects (particularly those caused by the exposure to sublethal doses of pesticides), cultural control, sterile insect technique, pheromone-mediated control strategies (with special reference to pheromone-based mating disruption), biological control, and area-wide control programs. Lastly, we outline significant challenges for future EGVM research and sustainable control implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-304
Number of pages24
JournalEntomologia Generalis
Issue number2
StatePublished - 25 May 2023
Externally publishedYes

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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • area-wide pest management
  • biological control
  • entomopathogens
  • mating dis-ruption
  • modelling
  • monitoring
  • parasitoids
  • predators
  • sex pheromones
  • tortricids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science


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