Update on the situation of Tecia solanivora in Spain
In Spain, Tecia solanivora (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) was first found in Islas Canarias (EPPO RS 2001/129). In 2015, it was observed in mainland Spain in Galicia, in the province of La Coruña (EPPO RS 2015/202, 2016/031). It was then found in Asturias in several municipalities (Castropol, Cudillero, Navia, San Tirso de Abres, Taramundi, Valdés, Vegadeo) (EPPO RS 2017/080). In 2017, more findings were made in potato fields and warehouses in Asturias in the municipalities of Coaña, Gijón, Muros de Nalón, Pravia, and Valdés. In Galicia, T. solanivora was also caught in October 2017 in traps located in potato fields in the municipality of Cariño (province of La Coruña). An eradication programme against T. solanivora is being implemented in mainland Spain.
The pest status of Tecia solanivora in Spain is officially declared as: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned, under eradication.
NPPO of Spain (2017-12).
Boletín Oficial del Principado de Asturias (2017-11-20) no 268, 5 pp.
Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente. Areas demarcadas de Tecia solanivora en España (June 2017)