EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in Jordan

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2012: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2009
From CABI Pest map 723 (2013): Present, widespread
EPPO Reporting Service (2011/076) : articles published in the Jordanian newspapers have indicated that T. absoluta is widespread and causing severe economic losses in tomato crops. However, this has not been confirmed by other sources.

The paper from Al-Jboory et al. (2012) confirms the presence of T. absoluta in Jordan where it was first caught in October 2009 (Southern Jordan Valley). Since then, it rapidly spread to all tomato-growing areas.
* Al-Jboory IJ, Katbeh-Bader A, Sahkir AZ (2012) First observation and identification of some natural enemies collected from heavily infested tomato by Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Jordan. World Applied Sciences Journal 17(5), 589-592.

* INTERNET (last accessed April 2011)
Tuta absoluta – Information Network. www.tutaabsoluta.com
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Iraq Present, restricted distribution view...
Israel Present, no details view...
Saudi Arabia Present, restricted distribution view...
Syria Present, restricted distribution view...