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Current status of the management of fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea: Towards the integrated pest management development

Edosa, Tariku T., Jo, Yong H., Keshavarz, Maryam, Anh, Young Sang, Noh, Mi Young, Han, Yeon S.
Journal of applied entomology 2019 v.143 no.1-2 pp. 1-10
Hyphantria cunea, adverse effects, control methods, insect control, insect pests, insecticides, integrated pest management, natural enemies, sex pheromones, North America
The fall‐webworm (FWW), Hyphantria cunea, is a highly polyphagous insect pest that is native to North America and distributed in different countries around the world. To manage this insect pest, various control methods have been independently evaluated in the invaded areas. Some of the control methods have been limited to the laboratory and need further study to verify their effectiveness in the field. On the other hand, currently, integrated pest management (IPM) has become a promising ecofriendly insect pest management option to reduce the adverse effect of insecticides on the environment. The development of an IPM for an insect pest must combine different management options in a compatible and applicable manner. In the native areas of the insect pests, there are some recommended management options. However, to date, there is no IPM for the management of the FWW in the newly invaded areas. Therefore, to develop an IPM for this insect pest, compilation of effective management option information is the first step. Thus, believing in the contribution of an IPM to the established management strategies, the chemical, biological, natural enemy, sex pheromone, and molecular studies regarding this insect were reviewed and potential future research areas were delineated in this review study. Therefore, using the currently existing management options, IPM development for this insect pest should be the subject of future research in the newly invaded areas.