EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in Bulgaria

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2009
From CABI Pest map 723 (2013): Present, no details
From NPPO: Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/002) : first record (without any further details).

According to Karadjova et al. (2013), T. absoluta was first found during routine inspections in summer 2009: in field and greenhouse tomatoes in the town of Rakovski and the village of Parvenets (near Plovdiv), in field tomatoes in the village of Yunatsite (near Pazarzhik), and in a warehouse of a vegetable market in Sofia. in 2010, the pest was also found near Blagoevgrad. Then the pest continued to spread in the Southwestern region, and was also detected in some greenhouses in Eastern and Northern Bulgaria.
* Harizanova, V.; Stoeva, A.; Mohamedova, M. (2009) Agricultural Science and Technology 1 (3), 95-98.
------- Plovdiv.

* Karadjova O, Ilieva Z, Krumov V, Petrova E, Ventsislavov V (2013) Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): potential for entry, establishment and spread in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science 19(3), 563-571.
------- Includes a map of outbreaks (mainly in the Southern part of Bulgaria).

* NPPO of Bulgaria (2009-12).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Greece Kriti Present, restricted distribution view...
Greece Present, restricted distribution view...
North Macedonia Present, no details view...
Romania Present, no details view...
Serbia Present, restricted distribution view...
Turkey Present, widespread view...