EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in Tunisia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, widespread
Pest status declared by NPPO: Found for the first time in 2008, 3 outbreaks, under official control (2009-02)
From CABI Pest map 723 (2013): Present, widespread
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/042) : first observed in October 2008 in field tomatoes near Akkouda (Sahel). Later found near Kairouan (central part) and Bizerte (northeastern part).

According to Abbes et al. (2012) and Mansour et al. (2019), present in all tomato-producing areas in Tunisia.
* Abbes K, Chermiti B, Onillon JC (2012) Un espoir pour contrer Tuta. Essai de lutte intégrée contre Tuta absoluta en culture de tomate plein champ dans la région de Kairouan, en Tunisie. Phytoma - La Défense des Végétaux no. 654, 8-9.

* Abbes K, Harbi A, Chermiti B (2012) The tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) in Tunisia: current status and management strategies. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 42(2), 226-233.

* Bettaibi, A.; Mezghani-Khemakhem, M.; Bouktila, D.; Makni, H.; Makni, M. (2012) Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 72 (2), 212-216.

* Mansour R, Cherif A, Attia-Barhoumi S, Zappala L, Grissa-Lebdi K (2019) Tuta absoluta in Tunisia: ten years of invasion and pest management. Phytoparasitica 47(4), 461-474.

* NPPO of Tunisia (2009-02).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Algeria Present, restricted distribution view...
Libya Present, no details view...