EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in United Kingdom

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2009
Eradication in: 2015
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, restricted distribution (2017-07)
From CABI Pest map 723 (2013): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/152) : first records of T. absoluta in Essex (in March 2009 in a packing station - in July 2009 in a tomato glasshouse), under eradication.

EPPO Reporting Service (2011/075) : 11 and 2 outbreaks of T. absoluta were found in tomato crops in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Eradication measures are continuing.

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/004) : in October 2015, the NPPO officially declared the successful eradication of the pest.

From NPPO (2017): the pest occurs in the UK with a restricted distribution.
* NPPO of the United Kingdom (2009-07, 2010-07, 2017-07)

* INTERNET (last retrieved in 2009-07)
Fera confirms the first outbreak in the UK of Tuta absoluta – the South American tomato moth (2009-07-10). http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/plants/plantHealth/pestsDiseases/tomatoMoth.cfm

* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – United Kingdom (GBR-17/3 2015-10-30) Tuta absoluta. https://www.ippc.int/index.php