EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/189

First report of Tuta absoluta in Switzerland


In Switzerland, the presence of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) was reported for the first time in July 2009. The pest was discovered in Geneva. Surveys using pheromone traps will be conducted in the main glasshouse tomato-producing areas to determine the extent of the infestation.
The situation of Tuta absoluta in Switzerland can be described as follows: Present, first found in July 2009 in Geneva, surveys are being undertaken.

Sources

Internet (last accessed in 2009-10)
Confédération Suisse. Administration fédérale.
Communiqué de presse, Agroscope (2009-07-30) Un nouveau ravageur menace nos cultures de tomates.
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