EPPO Global Database

Keiferia lycopersicella(GNORLY)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2010: Present, no details
From CABI Pest map 754 (2011): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/211) : K. lycopersicella was first reported in the US from Imperial county in California. It now occurs regularly in outdoors tomato crops in warm areas (e.g. California and Florida). It can also be found on glasshouse tomatoes in colder areas (very often transported with seedlings).
* Elmore JC, Howland AF (1943) Life history and control of the tomato pinworm. USDA Technical Bulletin no. 841, 30 pp.

* INTERNET (last accessed in 2010-11)
CABI Crop Protection Compendium. Datasheet on Keiferia lycopersicella. http://www.cabi.org/cpc/

* Schuster DJ, Brewer MJ, Alvarado-Rodriguez B, Sorensen KA, Trumble JT (1996) Estimating resistance to methomyl in the tomato pinworm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) using a pheromone trap bioassay. Crop Protection 15(3), 283-287.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Canada British Columbia Absent, pest no longer present view...
Canada Ontario Present, few occurrences view...
Canada Present, few occurrences view...
Mexico Present, restricted distribution view...