The biological control agents that will be developed during the BIOCOMES project were identified through market analysis by six manufactures of biological control products.
Primary targeted pests are: gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar), pine weevil (Hylobius abietis), tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta), whiteflies, aphids of fruit tree crops and cabbage moth (Mamestra brassicae).
The cabbage moth Mamestra brassicae is among the most damaging pests in cabbage production.Read more
The gypsy moth Lymantria dispar is one of the most important pest insects of forests and orchards.Read more
Large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis, is a major pest on tree seedlings planted on clear-felled conifer forest sites.Read more
The potato tuber moth Phthorimaea opercullella and the Guatemalan potato moth Tecia solanivora are invasive pests.Read more
The tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta is a main pest in the Mediterranean growing areas.Read more