EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in Montenegro

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2010
From CABI Pest map 723 (2013): Present, no details
First found in mid-July 2010 in 1 location on glasshouse tomatoes (coastal area), then also trapped in other locations along the coast and near Podgorica. In September 2010, it was present in greenhouses in all tomato-producing areas. Outdoors, it is only recorded in the coastal area.

From surveys in 2011-2014: T. absoluta is widely distributed and predominantely present in greenhouses where tomato are produced. The species is also present in the open field, particularly, during the hottest summer months
* Hrnčić S, Radonjić S (2012) Tomato leafminer – Tuta absoluta Meyrick (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae) – current status in Montenegro. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 42(2), 341-343.
------- First detected July 2010.

* Radonjic, S.; Hrncic, S. (2012) Biljni Lekar (Plant Doctor) 40 (1), 21-28.

* Radonjić S, Hrnčić S (2017) A Review of New Alien Arthropod Pests and their Impact on Agriculture Crops in Montenegro. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica. Suppl. 9, 2017: 203-210
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Albania Present, restricted distribution view...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Present, restricted distribution view...
Croatia Present, restricted distribution view...
Serbia Present, restricted distribution view...