EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/028

First report of Tuta absoluta in Slovenia


In 2009, the presence of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) was confirmed for the first time in Slovenia in tomato glasshouses. A specific survey was carried out in 2010 and the pest was detected in several localities scattered across the Slovenian territory. Phytosanitary measures are being taken to prevent any further spread of T. absoluta. A map displaying the current situation of the pest (as of 2011-01-05) can be viewed on the Internet:
http://www.fu.gov.si/fileadmin/fu.gov.si/pageuploads/STORITVE/Posebno_nadzorovani_organizmi/Paradiznikov_molj/tuta_a_karta_PK_1_1000000.jpg
The situation of Tuta absoluta in Slovenia can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2009, limited distribution, under official control.

Sources

INTERNET (last accessed in 2012-02)
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food. Phytosanitary administration of the Republic of Slovenia. Tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta Povolny).
http://www.fu.gov.si/en/services/regulated_organisms/tomato_leaf_miner_tuta_absoluta_povolny/

Žežlina I, Benko Beloglavec A, Pajk P (2011) [Tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta Povolny) – Results of its special surveillance in Slovenia in year 2010]. Proceedings of the 10th Slovenian Conference on Plant Protection (Podčetrtek, SI, 2011-03-01/02), pp 107-112 (in Slovene).