EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in Saudi Arabia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 723 (2013): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2011/076) : sporadic infestations of T. absoluta have been detected in different parts of the country, in tomato crops in Tabuk (northwest of the country near Jordan), in tomato and potato crops in the northern region of Hail, and also in farms close to Medina (Al-Medina Al-Mounawara).
* Almatni W (2010) Tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta invades East Mediterranean countries. Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter no. 50, p 29.

* Anon. (2010) Tuta absoluta reaches Saudi Arabia. Tuta absoluta Information Network. http://www.tutaabsoluta.com/agrinewsfull.php?news=227&lang=en.
------- Tabuk, Hail and Al-Medina Al-mounawara.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Iraq Present, restricted distribution view...
Jordan Present, widespread view...
Kuwait Absent, unreliable record view...
Qatar Present, few occurrences view...
United Arab Emirates Present, restricted distribution view...
Yemen Present, restricted distribution view...