Global habitat suitability of Spodoptera frugiperda (JE Smith) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae): key parasitoids considered for its biological control
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Tepa-Yotto, G.T., Tonnang, H.E., Goergen, G., Subramanian, S., Kimathi, E., Abdel-Rahman, E.M., ... & Sæthre, M.G. (2021). Global habitat suitability of Spodoptera frugiperda (JE Smith) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae): key parasitoids considered for its biological control. Insects, 12(4), 273: 1-17.
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The present study is the first modeling effort at a global scale to predict habitat suitability of fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda and its key parasitoids, namely Chelonus insularis, Cotesia marginiventris,Eiphosoma laphygmae,Telenomus remus and Trichogramma pretiosum, to be considered for biological control. An adjusted procedure of a machine-learning algorithm, the maximum entropy (Maxent), was applied for the modeling experiments. Model predictions showed particularly high establishment potential of the five hymenopteran parasitoids in areas that are heavily affected by FAW (like the coastal belt of West Africa from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to Nigeria, the Congo basin to Eastern Africa, Eastern, Southern and Southeastern Asia and some portions of Eastern Australia) and those of potential invasion risks (western & southern Europe). These habitats can be priority sites for scaling FAW biocontrol efforts. In the context of global warming and the event of accidental FAW introduction, warmer parts of Europe are at high risk. The effect of winter on the survival and life cycle of the pest in Europe and other temperate regions of the world are discussed in this paper. Overall, the models provide pioneering information to guide decision making for biological-based medium and long-term management of FAW across the globe.
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SubjectsAGRONOMY; CLIMATE CHANGE; DISEASE CONTROL; FOOD SECURITY; PESTS OF PLANTS; PLANT BREEDING; PLANT HEALTH; PLANT PRODUCTION
Organizations Affiliated to the AuthorsInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture; International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology; Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment; Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research; International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center; Norwegian Agency for Development and Cooperation
Investors/sponsorsGovernment of Norway; Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany; European Union; Biorisk Management Facility
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