EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in Qatar

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2012: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 2011
From CABI Pest map 723 (2013): Present, few occurrences
EPPO Reporting Service (2012/091) : first found in March 2011 at Al-Khor (northern Qatar). The infestation was observed on glasshouse tomato plants growing in two neighbouring farms. Some tomato plants growing in an open field in the same site were also infested. Under eradication.
* Personal communication (2012-05) with Dr Emad Hussain Al-Turaihi, Agricultural Affairs Department, Ministry of Environment, P.O. Box 1966. Doha-Qatar.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Saudi Arabia Present, restricted distribution view...
United Arab Emirates Present, restricted distribution view...