EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/213

Tuta absoluta found in Basilicata, Lombardia and Molise regions, Italy

In Italy, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) was first reported in spring 2008 in Calabria, and then on tomato crops in several other Italian regions (EPPO RS 2009/023, 2009/106, 2009/153, 2009/154, 2009/172). The NPPO of Italy has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the detection of T. absoluta in three additional regions, Basilicata, Lombardia, and Molise. Adult specimens were caught in pheromone traps placed in tomato crops.
The situation of Tuta absoluta in Italy can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2008, now reported from Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Molise, Sardegna, Sicilia, Puglia, Umbria, and Veneto, under official control.


NPPO of Italy, 2009-11.