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Mitochondrial DNA COI characterization of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Paraguay and Uruguay

J. A. Arnemann, James, W. J., Walsh, T. K., Guedes, J. V. C., Smagghe, G., Castiglioni, E., Tay, W. T., Arnemann, J. A., James, W. J., Walsh, T. K., Guedes, J. V. C., Smagghe, G., Castiglioni, E., Tay, W. T., Arnemann, J. A., James, W. J., Walsh, T. K., Guedes, J. V. C., Smagghe, G., Castiglioni, E., and Tay, W. T., Mitochondrial DNA COI characterization of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Paraguay and Uruguay, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

Since its detection in Brazil in 2013, the Old World cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera has been reported in Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Here we present evidence extending the South American range of H. armigera to Uruguay, using polymerase chain reaction and sequencing of the partial mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) cytochrome oxidase I region. Molecular characterization of this gene region from individuals from Paraguay also supports previous morphological identification of H. armigera in Paraguay. Shared mtDNA haplotypes in H.

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