EPPO Global Database

Tuta absoluta(GNORAB)

Hosts

Important note about the classification of host plants in GD:
Categories have been assigned by the EPPO Secretariat on the basis of available data at the time of entry. They correspond to a qualitative evaluation of the importance of the host plant for the pest concerned and remain indicative only.
Further explanation of categories is available in the guide.
Organism Type
Solanum lycopersicum (LYPES) Major host
* Idriss GEA, du Plessis H, Khamis FM, Ekesi S, Tanga CM, Mohamed SA (2020) Host range and effects of plant speices on preference and fitness of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 113(3), 1279-1289.
------- Tomato is the preferred host.
Amaranthus spinosus (AMASP) Wild/Weed
Blitum bonus-henricus (CHEBH) Wild/Weed
Datura ferox (DATFE) Wild/Weed
Datura stramonium (DATST) Wild/Weed
Lycium chilense (LYUCH) Wild/Weed
Nicotiana glauca (NIOGL) Wild/Weed
Oxybasis rubra (CHERU) Wild/Weed
Solanum coagulans (SOLDB) Wild/Weed
* Idriss GEA, du Plessis H, Khamis FM, Ekesi S, Tanga CM, Mohamed SA (2020) Host range and effects of plant speices on preference and fitness of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 113(3), 1279-1289.
-------- Confirmed host.
Solanum elaeagnifolium (SOLEL) Wild/Weed
Solanum habrochaites (LYPHI) Wild/Weed
Solanum lyratum (SOLLR) Wild/Weed
Solanum nigrum (SOLNI) Wild/Weed
* Arnó J, Gabarra R, Molina P, Godfrey KE, Zalom FG (2019) Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) success on common solanaceous species from California tomato poduction areas. Environmental Entomology, 48(6), 1394–1400, https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz109
------- Confirmed host in experiments.

* Idriss GEA, du Plessis H, Khamis FM, Ekesi S, Tanga CM, Mohamed SA (2020) Host range and effects of plant speices on preference and fitness of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 113(3), 1279-1289.
------- Confirmed host.
Solanum sarrachoides (SOLSA) Wild/Weed
* Arnó J, Gabarra R, Molina P, Godfrey KE, Zalom FG (2019) Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) success on common solanaceous species from California tomato poduction areas. Environmental Entomology, 48(6), 1394–1400, https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz109
------- confirmed host in experiments.
Xanthium strumarium (XANST) Wild/Weed
Beta vulgaris (BEAVX) Host
Citrullus lanatus (CITLA) Host
Jatropha curcas (IATCU) Host
Medicago sativa (MEDSA) Host
Phaseolus vulgaris (PHSVX) Host
* Idriss GEA, du Plessis H, Khamis FM, Ekesi S, Tanga CM, Mohamed SA (2020) Host range and effects of plant speices on preference and fitness of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 113(3), 1279-1289.
Solanum melongena (SOLME) Host
* Idriss GEA, du Plessis H, Khamis FM, Ekesi S, Tanga CM, Mohamed SA (2020) Host range and effects of plant speices on preference and fitness of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 113(3), 1279-1289.
------- Confirmed host.
Solanum muricatum (SOLMU) Host
Solanum tuberosum (SOLTU) Host
Spinacia oleracea (SPQOL) Host