EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in Turkey

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2009
From CABI Pest map 723 (2013): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/208) : first found in 2009 in the Aegean and Marmara regions (Izmir and Çanakkale provinces, respectively), under official control.

After the initial record in 2009, it rapidly spread in the Mediterranean and Aegean coastal regions in field and glasshouse tomatoes (all provinces). It occurs in all regions but is more prevalent in Aegean, Central Anatolia, Marmara, and Mediterranean regions.
* Cetin G, Hantas C, Sonmez I (2014) [Determination of some biological characteristics of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) under the field conditions in Southern Marmara region. Bitki Koruma Bulteni 54(3), 181-189 (in Turkish).
------- Southern Marmara region.

* Dagli F, Ikten C, Sert E, Bolucek E (2012) Susceptibility of tomato borer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) populations from Turkey to 7 different insecticides in laboratory bioassay. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 42(2), 305-311.

* Erdogan P, Baris A, Alpkent YN (2014) [Survey and population monitoring of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in the Central Anatolia region. Bitki Koruma Bulteni 54(3), 255-265 (in Turkish).
------- Central Anatolia region (widespread).

* Karut, K.; Kazak, C.; Doker, I.; Ulusoy, M. R. (2011) Turkiye Entomoloji Dergisi 35 (2), 339-347.

* Kılıç T (2010) First record of Tuta absoluta in Turkey. Phytoparasitica 38(3), 243-244.
------- First record. Urla district, Izmir province and €Canakkale province.

* Oztemiz, S. (2013) African Journal of Biotechnology 12 (15), 1882-1887.

* Ugurlu Karaagac S (2012) The current status of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) inTurkey and baseline toxicity of some insecticides. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 42(2), 333-336.
------- Provides a detailed map of infested provinces in Turkey.

* Ünlü L, Ögür E, Uulu TE (2021) Control of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick)(Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in open field tomato crops using the mating disruption technique. Phytoparasitica 49(3), 385-396.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Armenia Present, few occurrences view...
Azerbaijan Present, no details view...
Bulgaria Present, restricted distribution view...
Georgia Present, no details view...
Greece Kriti Present, restricted distribution view...
Greece Present, restricted distribution view...
Iran Present, no details view...
Iraq Present, restricted distribution view...
Syria Present, restricted distribution view...