Resistance management for sustainable agriculture and improved public health

Lepidoptera

Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths. It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world.

Crop protection companies have developed a broad range of very effective insecticides for the control of lepidopteran pests. Unfortunately, as a consequence of the misuse or overuse of these insecticides, many species have developed resistance. Populations of Plutella xylostella, for example, have developed resistance to virtually every insecticide used against them. Additionally, there are numerous other lepidopteran species prone to resistance development.

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