Potato tuber worm as a storage pest.

Majority of research has been on potato tuberworm, Phthorimaea operculella, as a pest of potatoes growing in the field, but they can also be a storage pest. The following 35 papers cover their biology and control during potato storage. Between 1958 and 1984, these paper were published on average of one every 4.5 years and between 1990 and 2021 these papers were published at an average rate of roughly one per year.

Abdel-Megged, M.I., Abbas, M.G., El-Sayes, S.M., Moharam, E.A. 1998. Efficacy of certain biocodes againt the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella under field and storage conditions. Ann. Agric. Sci. 1: 309–317, Special Issue.

Abdel‐Salam, A. M., M. A. Assem, S. M. Hammad, and G. H. Eid. 1972. Studies on Potato Pests in UAR: II. Susceptibility of Some Potato Varieties to Insect Infestation in the Field and in the Storage. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 70(1‐4): 76-82.

Abdel‐Salam, Atef M., A. M. Assem, and K. H. Yousef. 1972. Studies on Potato Pests in UAR: III. Effect of Some Insecticides on the Potato Tuber Worm in the Field and Storage. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 70(1‐4): 157-160.

Alvarez, Juan Manuel, Eric J. Dotseth, and Phillip Nolte. 2005. Potato tuberworm: a threat for Idaho potatoes. University of Idaho Extension, Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station, The warmer temperatures associated with stored potatoes allow the potato tuberworm to breed year-round.

Arthurs, Steven P., Lawrence A. Lacey, and Francisco De La Rosa. 2008. Evaluation of a granulovirus (PoGV) and Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki for control of the potato tuberworm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in stored tubers. Journal of Economic Entomology 101(5): 1540-1546.

Chaudhuri, R. P. 1958. Studies on the Methods of Protecting Stored  Potatoes from Potato-Moth Damage. Indian Journal of Entomology 19(4): 268–73.

Das, G.P., Rahman, M.M., 1997. Effect of some inert materials and insecticides against the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) in storage. Int. J. Pest Manag. 43: 247–248.

Douches, D. S., W. Pett, F. Santos, J. Coombs, E. Grafius, W. Li, E. Anis Metry, T. Nasr El-Din, and M. Madkour. 2004. Field and storage testing Bt potatoes for resistance to potato tuberworm (Lepidoptera: Gelichiidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 97(4): 1425-1431.

Douches, David, Walter Pett, Diedrich Visser, Joseph Coombs, Kelly Zarka, Kimberly Felcher, Gurling Bothma, Johan Brink, Muffy Koch, and Hector Quemada. 2010. Field and storage evaluations of ‘SpuntaG2’for resistance to potato tuber moth and agronomic performance. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 135(4): 333-340.

Gallego, J. R., M. Gamez, and T. Cabello. 2020. Potential of the Blattisocius mali mite (Acari: Blattisociidae) as a biological control agent of potato tubermoth (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in stored potatoes. Potato Research 63(2): 241-251

Gallego, Juan R., Otto Caicedo, Manuel Gamez, Joaquin Hernandez, and Tomas Cabello. 2020. Selection of predatory mites for the biological control of potato tuber moth in stored potatoes. Insects 11(3), 196.

Gavara, Jorge, Ana Piedra-Buena, Estrella Hernandez-Suarez, Manuel Gamez, Tomas Cabello, and Juan R. Gallego. 2021. Potential for the Postharvest Biological Control of Phthorimaea Operculella (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae) by Blattisocius Tarsalis (Mesostigmata, Blattisociidae). Agronomy 11(2), 288 

Hamilton, J. T., and J. A. Macdonald. 1990. Control of potato moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) in stored seed potatoes. General and Applied Entomology: The Journal of the Entomological Society of New South Wales 22: 3-6.

Hossain, S.M.Z., Das, G.P., Alam, M.Z., 1994. Use of various indigenous materials and insecticides in controlling potato tuber moth in storage. Bull. Inst. Trop. Agricul. Kyushu University 17: 79–84.

Ibrahim, R. A., and S. S. Al-Ahmadi. 2014. Utilization of ozone to control potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), in storage. African Entomology 22(2): 330-336.

Islam, M.N., Karim, M.A., Nessa, Z., 1990. Control of the potato tuber moth Phthorimaea operculella Zeller (Gelechiidae) in the storehouses for seed and ware potatoes in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Zool. 18: 41–52.

Keasar, T., and A. Sadeh. 2007. The Parasitoid Copidosoma Koehleri Pro­vides Limited Control of the Potato Tuber Moth, Phthorimaea operculella, in Stored Potatoes. Biological Control : Theory and Applications in Pest Management 42(1): 55–60.

Keasar, Tamar, Adi Kalish, Ori Becher, and Shimon Steinberg. 2005. Spatial and temporal dynamics of potato tuberworm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) infestation in field-stored potatoes. Journal of Economic Entomology 98(1): 222-228.

Kroschel, J. & Koch, W. 1996. Studies on the use of chemicals, botanicals and Bacillus thuringiensis in the management of the potato tuber moth in potato stores. Crop Protection 2: 197–203.

Mandour, N. S., A. Sarhan, M. Ghanem, and D. Atwa. 2009. Effect of Certain Bioinsecticides on the Infestation Rate and Biologi­cal Aspects of Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Store. Agric.Res.J., Suez Canal University 9 (1): 109–16.

Mandour, Nasser Said, Awad Ahmed Sarhan, and Dina Hussien Atwa. 2012. The integration between Trichogramma evanescens West.(Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) and selected bioinsecticides for controlling the potato tuber moth Phthorimaea operculella (Zell.) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) of stored potatoes. Journal of Plant Protection Research 52(1): 40-46.

Mbata, George N., Kemo Badji, and Carlyle C. Brewster. 2014. Monitoring populations of Phthorimaea operculella in potato fields and in storage in Senegal. International Journal of Pest Management 60(4): 300-306.

Mogahed, M. I. 2014. The possibility of using some medicinal herbs in the protection of stored potato tubers against potato tuber worm, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller). International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research 3(2): 449-453.

Negasie, Adhanom, and Tessema Megenasa. 1981. Chemical Control of the Potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller)(Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on stored Potatoes. Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3: 106-112.

Ojero, M. F. O. 1980. Control of the Potato Tuber Moth Phthorimaea operculella (Zell.) in Storage Using Dust Formulated Insecticides. The Kenya Entomologist’s Newsletter 11: 3.

Pokharkar, D.S., Jogi, R.R., 2000. Biological suppression of potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller) with exotic parasitoids and microbial agents under field and storage conditions. J. Biol. Control 14: 23–28.

Raman, K. V., and R. H. Booth. 1984. Integrated control of potato moth in rustic potato stores. Proc 6th Symp Int Soc Trop Root Crops, pp. 509-515. Lima, Peru: International Potato Centre,

Rondon, Silvia I., Daniel I. Thompson, Matthew L. Klein, and Rory J. Mc Donnell. 2019. First Report of the Presence of Slugs in a Commercial Potato Storage Facility in the United States.” American Journal of Potato Research 96(4): 414-418.

Roux, Olivier, Roland Von Arx, and Johann Baumcärtner 1992. Estimating potato tuberworm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) damage in stored potatoes in Tunisia. Journal of economic entomology 85(6): 2246-2250.

Saour, George, and Hayat Makee. 2004. Susceptibility of potato tuber moth (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) to postharvest gamma irradiation. Journal of economic entomology 97(2): 711-714.

Saour, George, Antonious Al-Daoude, and Hala Ismail. 2012. Evaluation of potato tuber moth mortality following postharvest cold storage of potatoes. Crop protection 38: 44-48.

Sharma, R. N., V. Tare, and S. G. Deshpande. 1998. Improved Plant Based Formulations for Preventing Phthorimaea operculella Damage on Stored Potatoes-Plantmix I and Plantmix II. Pesticide Research Journal 10 (2): 214–218.

Tilahun, Mola; Garuma, Nemera; Mekonen, Haile  2018. Monitoring Potato Tuber Moth, Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller), on Seed Potato at Farmers DLS and Potato Farms of Different districts of Shoa, oromia; Ethiopia. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 8(11): 317-324

Tsedaley, Binyam. 2015. Integrated management of potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella)(Zeller) in field and storage. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 5(3): 134-144.

Wang, Dingli, Qiyun Wang, Xiao Sun, Yulin Gao, and Jianqing Ding. 2020. Potato Tuberworm Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller)(Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea) Leaf Infestation Affects Performance of Conspecific Larvae on Harvested Tubers by Inducing Chemical Defenses. Insects 11(9), 633.