EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in Hungary

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2010
Pest status declared by NPPO: Transient, in protected conditions, found in the middle of Hungary, under eradication (2010-03)
From CABI Pest map 723 (2013): Present, few occurrences
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/052) : observed for the first time in February 2010 in 1 production site of tomato fruits (Bács-Kiskun county), under eradication.

EPPO EPPO Reporting Service (2015/035) : since its first record in 2010 in the Southern part of Hungary, studies using pheromone and light traps have showed that it has spread east- and westwards. The pest was found in both field and glasshouse tomatoes. The early flight of adults observed in the fields (end of February/beginning of March) suggests that it is able to overwinter in the Carpathian Basin.
References
* Agoston J, Fazekas I (2014) [Recent data on the distribution and biology of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) in Hungary (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)]. e-Acta Naturalia Pannonica 7, 5-14 (in Hungarian).

* NPPO of Hungary (2010-03).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, restricted distribution view...
Croatia Present, restricted distribution view...
Czechoslovakia (former) Present, few occurrences view...
Romania Present, no details view...
Serbia Present, restricted distribution view...
Slovakia Present, few occurrences view...
Slovenia Present, restricted distribution view...
Ukraine Transient, under eradication view...