EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in United Arab Emirates

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2012
From CABI Pest map 723 (2013): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2013/078) : first found in 2012 in glasshouse tomato and aubergine crops.
* Personal communication with Dr Sami Abdulrahaman Elawad, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, United Arab Emirates (2013-04).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Qatar Present, few occurrences view...
Saudi Arabia Present, restricted distribution view...