EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2011 Num. article: 2011/074

Tuta absoluta detected in Trentino-Alto Adige region (IT)

The presence of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) has been detected in the Autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano (Trentino-Alto Adige region), Italy. During monitoring surveys, adult specimens were caught by pheromone traps in both indoor and outdoor tomato crops.
The situation of Tuta absoluta in Italy can be described as follows: First found in spring 2008 in Southern Italy, now reported from Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Molise, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, Trentino-Alto Adidge Umbria and Veneto; under official control.


NPPO of Italy (2010-10).