First report of Tuta absoluta in Kosovo (YU)
The presence of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) has now been confirmed in Kosovo (YU). In 2010, samples were collected from tomato fields from June 28th until July 1st in the main glasshouse areas: Mamusha and Rahovec (county of Prizren), and Shtime (county of Ferizaj). On the basis of the morphological characteristics of the adults (male genitalia), pupae and larvae, the pest was identified as T. absoluta. This is the first report of T. absoluta in Kosovo.
Personal communication with Prof. Ejup Çota, Regional Consultant for Integrated Production Horticultural Promotion in Kosovo (2010-06).