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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 854045, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/854045
Review Article

Abundance of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lef.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on the Edges of the Mediterranean Basin

1Department of Crop and Forest Sciences, University of Lleida, 25198 Lleida, Spain
2Laboratory of Ecology, Agricultural University of Athens, 11855 Athens, Greece

Received 5 September 2011; Revised 17 November 2011; Accepted 21 November 2011

Academic Editor: Matilda Savopoulou-Soultani

Copyright © 2012 Matilde Eizaguirre and Argyro A. Fantinou. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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