Vanda Bueno

Vanda Bueno
Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA) | UFLA · Departamento de Entomologia

PhD in Entomology

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Introduction
I am working with biological control of pests, mass rearing and agumentative biological control in greenhouse and in the field, with parasitoids and predators. My particular interest is Heteroptera predators, more specifically Orius and Miridae species. Actually I am kworking with mirid predators to control pests in tomato crops.

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In Latin America different types of biological control, including documentation of natural control, and different biological control agents, entomopathogens and herbivores used in weed management, were applied since the mid-1800s. Numerous successes have been obtained since and importation, augmentative and conservation biological control of pests,...
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Large scale use of augmentative biological control (the type of biological control using beneficial organisms that are mass-reared for seasonal releases in large numbers) started about 100 years ago. Since the 1970s, the production of ABC agents has moved from a cottage industry that produced a few thousand predators or parasitoids per week, to pro...
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Las actividades de control biológico en 18 (grupos de) islas del Caribe son resumidas en este capítulo. Muchos enemigos naturales fueron introducidos en estas islas a través de Trinidad y Tobago hasta 1980. Asimismo, tuvo lugar el intercambio interinsular de agentes de biocontrol. La mayoría de los proyectos se referían al con- trol biológico clási...
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Los primeros intentos de control biológico clásico practicados entre 1921 y 1944 no fueron efectivos. Ya du- rante la década de 1960, se obtuvo un éxito importante cuando se controló a la cochinilla de los pastos en miles de pasturas con la introducción de un parasitoide. También, el biocontrol de áfidos del trigo por medio de la importación de par...
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Si bien se han publicado resúmenes de la historia y el estado de la cuestión del control biológico para varias regiones del mundo, e.g. Europa, América del Norte y Australia, esta información ha sido escasa para América Latina y el Caribe. Dos de los editores de este libro, Bueno y Van Lenteren, escribieron una reseña en 2003 con el título «Control...
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Se tienen registros de que el control biológico con agentes de control, tanto microbianos como enemigos naturales de los artrópodos, ha sido utilizado desde el año 1895 en América Latina y en el Caribe, y en la actualidad es utilizado en gran escala. En este Capítulo se presenta información acerca de la historia y la situación actual del control bi...
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An overview of insect predators used in biological control in Latin America with lists of species and countries where the predators are used
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Understanding the prey preference of polyphagous predators is important to enhance their benefits as biocontrol agents. Two predators, Macrolophus basicornis (Stål) and Engytatus varians (Distant) (both Hemiptera: Miridae), attacking eggs of the two lepidopteran pests Tuta absoluta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) and Neoleucinodes elegantalis (G...
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Ecologists study how populations are regulated, while scientists studying biological pest control apply population regulation processes to reduce numbers of harmful organisms: an organism (a natural enemy) is used to reduce the population density of another organism (a pest). Finding an effective biological control agent among the tens to hundreds...
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The book summarizes the history of biological control in Latin America and the Caribbean. Few publications provide historical detail and the records are, therefore, fragmented until now. By bringing information together in this book, we offer a more complete picture of important developments in biological control on this continent. There are a weal...
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Biological control activities on 18 (groups of) Caribbean islands are summarized. Many natural enemies were introduced to these islands through Trinidad and Tobago up to 1980. Also, inter-island exchange of biocontrol agents took place. The majority of projects concerned classical biocontrol, while in some cases natural, conservation and augmentati...
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Classical biological control attempts from 1921 to 1944 were not effective. During the 1960s, an important success was obtained by controlling the rhodesgrass scale in thousands of hectares of pastures with an introduced parasitoid. Also biocontrol of wheat aphids by introduction of parasitoids and predators appeared effective. Further, classical b...
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Biological control with arthropod natural enemies and microbial control agents has been applied since the year 1895 in Latin America and the Caribbean and is currently used on a very large scale. Sources about the history and current situation of biocontrol in this region were not easy to trace and are, therefore, presented in this chapter. Next, o...
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The tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) represents a global threat to commercial tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) production, both in open field and greenhouse. Native to South America, it spread over the Mediterranean Basin, Europe, Africa and part of Asia in only 12 years, and currently it is reported in over 80 co...
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Tuta absoluta(Meyrick), a key pest of tomato, is quickly spreading over theworldand biological control is considered as one of the control options.Worldwidemore than 160 species of natural enemies are associated with this pest, andan important challenge is to quickly find an effective biocontrol agent from this pool of candidate species. Evaluation...
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Plants with glandular trichomes may provide protection against herbivores by impeding their movement, but may also hinder natural enemies. We investigated walking behavior and predation rates of the mirid predators Campyloneuropsis infumatus, Engytatus varians, and Macrolophus basicornis on two tomato lines with different densities of sticky tricho...
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The tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), is an extremely devastating pest that may decrease fruit quality, or even, cause 100% losses in open field and greenhouse crops, mainly if control methods are not applied. This pest is original from South America and its invasion of the Mediterranean Basin was rapid; T. absol...
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Effects of temperature (16, 20, 24, 28 and 32 ± 1 °C), host plant (Nicotiana tabacum L.) and factitious prey (eggs of Ephestia kuehniella Zeller) on immature development of three recently found Neotropical mirids, Campyloneuropsis infumatus (Carvalho), Engytatus varians (Distant) and Macrolophus basicornis (Stal) were studied at RH 70 ± 10% and 12h...
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Tuta absoluta (Meyrick; Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is a key pest of tomato and is quickly spreading over the world. We conducted an experiment aimed at evaluating the control capacity and risk for plant damage of three Neotropical mirid species, Campyloneuropsis infumatus (Carvalho; Hemiptera: Miridae), Engytatus varians (Distant; Hemiptera: Miridae...
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Plants emit volatile compounds in response to insect herbivory, which may play multiple roles as defensive compounds and mediators of interactions with other plants, microorganisms and animals. Herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPVs) may act as indirect plant defenses by attracting natural enemies of the attacking herbivore. We report here the fi...
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Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), a key pest of tomato, is quickly spreading over the world. We are evaluating the biology and pest control capacity of three Neotropical mirid species, Campyloneuropsis infumatus (Carvalho), Engytatus varians (Distant) and Macrolo-phus basicornis (Stal). Here we report about the predation of T. absoluta eggs by all nymphal s...
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Plants release a variety of volatile organic compounds that play multiple roles in the interactions with other plants and animals. Natural enemies of plant-feeding insects use these volatiles as cues to find their prey or host. Here, we report differences between the volatile blends of tomato plants infested with the whitefly Bemisia tabaci or the...
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The tomato borer Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) is quickly developing into a serious, worldwide pest of tomato. Its larvae penetrate to the mesophyll, resulting in mines in the leaves. Larvae also can attack the stem and fruits, and, thus, tomato yields can be completely lost if no control methods are used. Rapid development of resistance to frequently ap...
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The predators Macrolophus basicornis (Stal), Engytatus varians (Distant) and Campyloneuropsis infumatus (Carvalho) consume large numbers of tomato pests such as Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) and Tuta absoluta (Meyrick). However, they are zoophytophagous and feed on plant parts as well. We evaluated the type and effect of injury caused by nymphs and ad...
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Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) has quickly developed into a significant tomato pest worldwide. While the recently found mirid predators Macrolophus basicornis (Stal), Engytatus varians (Distant) and Campyloneuropsis infumatus (Carvalho) of this pest are able to establish and reproduce on tomato, biological knowledge of these mirids is still limited. Here...
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Tuta absoluta Meyrick quickly developed into a significant pest of tomatoes worldwide. While the mirid bugs Macrolophus basicornis (Stal), Engytatus varians (Distant) and Campyloneuropsis infumatus (Carvalho) prey on this tomato borer, their biology have not been well characterized. Using a mixture of T. absoluta eggs and larvae as food on tomato,...
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REPRODUÇÃO E LONGEVIDADE DE Orius insidiosus (SAY) (HEMIPTERA: ANTHOCORIDAE) EM DIFERENTES TEMPERATURAS
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The tomato borer Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera Gelechiidae), is of growing concern worldwide as a key pest of tomato. In Brazil, the pest is controlled by frequent pesticide sprays, leading to quick development of pesticide resistance in the pest, to high pesticide residue levels on the fruit and to decimation of natural enemies of this and...
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The heteropteran predator Geocoris punctipes (Say) has been used in augmentative biological control since 2000 to control Lepidoptera. However, surprisingly, few data are available about the influence of temperature on its population development, which is of key importance to plan the number and moment of releases to obtain sufficient pest reductio...
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This study aimed to evaluate the effect of temperature on biological parameters of Praon volucre (Haliday) (Hymenoptera Braconidae) and to determine its thermal requirements with the aphid Aulacorthum solani (Kaltenbach) (Rhynchota Aphididae) as host. Tests were carried out at 18, 20, 22, 24, and 26 ± 1 °C, RH 70 ± 10% and 12h photophase. 24h-old m...
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The aim of this work was to determine the temperature effect on Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) biological development. Its biological and population parameters were evaluated on the Cuban tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) cultivar Vyta at temperatures of 25±1ºC and 20/30±1ºC under controlled conditions. The duration (in days) of the egg, larval and pupal s...
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Storage, handling and shipment procedures are important factors influencing the quality of biological control agents. This study aimed to evaluate biological parameters and performance of Orius insidiosus (Say) after different storage periods at low temperatures, after exposure to different dispersal materials in containers, and after handling the...
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Knowledge about the orientation mechanisms used by two important predaceous mirids (Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambour and Nesidiocoris tenuis (Reuter)) in finding their prey (whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) and the tomato borer Tuta absoluta (Meyrick)) is limited. In a Y-tube olfactometer, we tested the behavioral responses of naı¨ve and experienced...
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Knowledge of the optimal temperatures for development and survival of biological control agents is essential for efficient mass-rearing and introduction of natural enemies in augmentative biological control programs. We studied the effect of constant and alternating temperatures on development and survival of immature stages and the sex ratio at em...
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Data obtained in studies on the biology and reproduction of Macrolophus basicornis (Heteroptera: Miridae) preying on Myzus persicae (Sulzer) and Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas) on tomato at 28°C, were used to construct life tables for this polyphagous mirid. When M. euphorbiae was preying on M. persicae, the net reproductive rate (Ro) was 4.75, the...
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The aim of this work was to evaluate the predation and behavior activities of the predatory bug Nesidiocoris tenuis Reuter and the lady beetle Cycloneda sanguinea limbifer (Casey) on the aphid. Myzus persicae Zulzer, as well as their effect on this prey dispersal. The experiments were carried out in an acclimatized room at 23.7±1, 8ºC, RH 62,6±5% a...
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The possibility of storing natural enemies at low temperatures is important for the mass production of biological control agents. We evaluated the effect of different periods of cold storage on immature mortality, mummy body mass, lifespan, reproduction and flight capacity of the parasitoid Praon volucre (Haliday). One-day-old mummies of the aphid...
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The tomato borer Tuta absoluta, native to western South America, is an extremely devastating pest in tomato crops in most of South America, Europe and Africa North of the Sahel, causes yield losses up to 100% and decreases fruit quality in open field and greenhouse crops if control meth-ods are not applied. In Brazil two other important lepidoptera...
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Orius laevigatus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) is a key predator of thrips and is mass reared in large numbers for use in biological control. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of founder population size on the biological and behavioural performance of O. laevigatus over time. Laboratory lines were started from 1, 10 and 50 founder couple...
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The tomato borer Tuta absoluta, native to western South America, is an extremely devastating pest in tomato crops in most of South America, Europe and Africa North of the Sahel and the Near East (Asia). Without control, the pest causes yield losses up to 100% and decreases fruit quality in open field and greenhouse crops. In Brazil two other seriou...
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Orius insidiosus is a commercially produced natural enemy used as a biological control agent of thrips in greenhouses. Mass production is strongly influenced by the type of oviposition substrate, as well as by hiding materials that reduce the contact between individuals and avoid cannibalism in the rearing unit. The objective of this study was to e...
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Life table data of natural enemies are often used to understand their population dynamics and estimate their potential role in the biological control of pests. Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) is an important pest of several crops and its intrinsic rate of population increase (r(m)) is 0.282 at 22 degrees C. The life table par...
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Temperature is one of the most important factors in determining the survival and developmental rate of aphids. The aim of this study was to evaluate the developmental time and survival of the aphid species Aulacorthum solani (Kaltenbach), Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas) and Uroleucon ambrosiae (Thomas) (Rhynchota Aphididae) at six constant temperat...
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The effect of temperature on the biology of Praon volucre (Haliday, 1833) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas, 1878) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) hosts was studied and the thermal requirements of the parasitoid were determined. Experiments were carried out at 16, 19, 22, 25, and 28 ± 1°C with 70 ± 10% relative humidity and 12 h ph...
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Leafminers (Diptera: Agromyzidae) are pests of various crops, mainly in greenhouses, and have Diglyphus spp. as important leafminer larval parasitoids. Until recently, only Diglyphus insularis (Gahan) had been reported in Brazil. In here we report the first records of Diglyphus begini (Ashmead), D. intermedius (Girault) and D. isaea (Walker) in Bra...
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The objective of this work was to determine the predation capacity of Orius insidiosus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) on eggs of Tuta absoluta under laboratory conditions. Males and females of O. insidiosus were exposed individually to different egg densities of T. absoluta (10, 20, 40 and 60 eggs). Leaflets of tomato plants containing eggs of T. absolu...
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Praon volucre parasitizes several species of aphids in Brazil, mostly belonging to the tribe Macrosiphini. This study aimed to evaluate the quality of Myzus persicae as host for P. volucre. Experiments were conducted in a climatic chamber at 22±1ºC, RH 70±10%, and a 12-h photophase. One 24h-old P. volucre female, mated and without previous oviposit...
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Interspecific competition between parasitoid larvae may influence the size, structure, and stability of the population, leading to a reduction in total parasitism and thus restricting the pest control. Aphidius ervi (Haliday) and Praon volucre (Haliday) are endoparasitoids that possess a wide host range and present considerable potential for the bi...
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The suitability of Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas), Aulacorthum solani (Kaltenbach) and Acyrthosiphon kondoi Shinji (Hemiptera: Aphididae) as hosts for the aphid parasitoid Aphidius ervi Haliday was evaluated by assessing host size, host preference, and host quality. Tests were carried out in an environmental chamber at 22±1ºC, 70±10% RH and 12h ph...
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Orius species are important biological control agents of thrips in protected crops. Rearing conditions in mass production facilities may affect their performance in the crop when searching for the target prey. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the search behaviour and orientation towards prey of two Orius species, O. laevigatus (Fie...
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Females of O. insidiosus deposit their eggs in the plant tissue. This study aimed to evaluate oviposition substrates for this predator. The study was conducted in an air-conditioned room at 25 ± 2ºC, 70 ± 10% RH, and a 12 h photophase. The oviposition substrates used consisted of bean sprouts (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), soybean sprouts [Glycine max (L...
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The area with greenhouse crops is estimated to be around 40,000 hectares in Latin America, of which approximately 60% is occupied with ornamentals. Several pests are responsible for losses in yield or quality of greenhouse crops production and pest control is still mainly by chemicals. However, there are several stimuli for the adoption of biologic...
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Biological control is a pest control method with low environmental impact and small contamination risk for humans, domestic animals and the environment. Several success cases of biological control can be found in the tropics around the world. The classical biological control has been applied with greater emphasis in Australia and Latin America, wit...
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Temperature is a key abiotic factor influencing the development and reproduction of aphids. The effect of temperature on the reproduction of three aphid species Aulacorthum solani (Kaltenbach), Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas) and Uroleucon ambrosiae (Thomas) (Aphididae, Macrosiphini) has been investigated and fertility life tables were determined....
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In Brazil, Praon volucre can be found parasitizing several species of aphids, mostly belonging in the tribe Macrosiphini. This study aimed to evaluate the quality of Aulacorthum solani as host for P. volucre. The experiment was conducted in a climatic chamber adjusted at 22±1ºC, RH 70±10%, and a 12-h photophase. One P. volucre female with a maximum...
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Rose production is the strongest component of the cut flower industry in Brazil. On roses, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) typically feeds within buds and open flowers. Orius species can reach confined habitats preferred by thrips species where they prey on both larvae and adult thrips. This study aimed to evaluate the use of the predatory bu...