EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/009

First report of Tuta absoluta in Russia

In 2010, the presence of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time in Russia. The pest was found in glasshouse tomatoes of the Krasnodar region (Southern Russia).
The situation of Tuta absoluta in Russia can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2010 in Krasnodar region (Southern Russia) on glasshouse tomatoes.


Izhevsky SS, Akhatov AK, Sinyov SY (2011) [Tuta absoluta has been detected in Russia]. Zashita i Karantin Rastenii no. 3, 40-44 (in Russian).