EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/072

First report of Tuta absoluta in Lithuania

Following the detection of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) in imported tomato fruits, surveys were conducted from July to September 2009 in Lithuania. Yellow sticky traps with synthetic sex pheromones were located in tomato glasshouses in different parts of the country. Several specimens (40 in total) of T. absoluta were caught at 3 sites: Pagiriai (Vilnius city, Vilnius county), Vidmantai (Kretinga district, Klaipėda county) and Naujosios Kietaviškės (Elektrėnai municipality, Vilnius county).
The situation of Tuta absoluta in Lithuania can be described as follows: Present, detected for the first time in 2009 in 3 sites, on glasshouse tomatoes only.


Ostrauskas H, Ivinskis P (2010) Records of the tomato pinworm (Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917)) – Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – in Lithuania. Acta Zoologica Lituanica 20(2), 151-155.