First record of Tuta absoluta in Israel
The NPPO of Israel (PPIS) recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the presence of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. A survey was carried out during December 2009 and confirmed its occurrence in Israel.
The pest status of Tuta absoluta in Israel is officially declared as: Present.
NPPO of Israel, 2010-02.