EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Distribution details in Tanzania

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2014
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present: only in some areas, subject to official control (2018-02)
First found in August 2014 in the village of Ngabobo (Ngarenanyuki ward in the district of Arumeru, Arusha region) which is located in a major tomato-producing area in Tanzania.
* Aigbedion-Atalor PO, Hill MP, Zalucki MP, Obala F, Idriss GE, Midingoyi SK, Chidege M, Ekesi S, Abuelgasim Mohamed S (2019) The South America tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), spreads its wings in Eastern Africa: distribution and socioeconomic impacts. Journal of Economic Entomology, 112(6), 2797–2807, https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz220.

- IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Tanzania (TZA-01/2 of 2018-02-09) First record of Tomato leaf miner - Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera:Gelechiidae) in Tanzania. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/tanzania-united-republic-of/pestreports/2018/02/ttuta-absoluta/
- Tuta absoluta information network. Tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta reported in Tanzania for the first time (2014-08-27). http://www.tutaabsoluta.com/news/376/tomato-miner-tuta-absoluta-reported-in-tanzania-for-the-first-time- (via PestLens).

* Smith JD, Dubois T, Mallogo R, Njau EF, Tua S, Srinivasan R (2018) Host range of the Invasive tomato pest Tuta absoluta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on solanaceous crops and weeds in Tanzania. Florida Entomologist 101(4), 573-580. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.101.0417
------- On Solanum lycopersicum (tomato), S. melongena (aubergine), S. tuberosum (potato), S. nigrum and S. americanum.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Burundi Present, restricted distribution view...
Kenya Present, no details view...
Mozambique Present, widespread view...
Rwanda Present, restricted distribution view...
Uganda Present, widespread view...
Zambia Present, widespread view...