First report of Tuta absoluta in Guernsey
In June 2010, 4 specimens of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) were caught in pheromone traps at a packing unit during a survey of packing units and commercial glasshouses in Guernsey. Appropriate hygiene control measures have been put into place. So far, all commercial glasshouses included in this survey were free from the pest.
The pest status of Tuta absoluta in Guernsey is officially declared as: Present, but confined to one packing unit.
NPPO of Guernsey (2010-06).