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  • biological control
  • chemistry
  • Notes: The use of insecticides against this species is diffcult in most cases because its life cycle includes an extended duration of eggs, juveniles, and adults under the bark and on the roots. Pheromone-based control strategies can present new eco-friendly opportunities to manage this species. With this aim it is critical to understand behavioral aspects that may influence pheromone-based control strategies.