EPPO Global Database

Phthorimaea operculella(PHTOOP)

Distribution details in Ecuador

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 010 (2012): Present, few occurrences
According to Fu et al. (2020): first observed in 1984/1985 in the southern province of Cañar. In general, it is less frequently found in potato-producing areas than the other 2 potato moth species, Tecia solanivora and Symmetrischema tangolias.
* Fu Z, Castillo Carrillo AI, Rashed A, Asaquibay C, Aucancela R, Camacho J, Lopez V, Quimbiamba V, Yumisaca F, Panchi N, Velasco C (2020) Assessing genetic diversity of three species of potato tuber moths (Gelechiidae, Lepidoptera) in the Ecuadorian Highlands. Florida Entomologist 103(3), 329-336.
------- Bolívar, Cacha, Chimborazo and Tishinguirí.

* NPPO of Ecuador (1992).
------- Few occurrences.

* Dangles O, Carpio C, Barragan AR, Zeddam JL, Silvain JF (2008) Temperature as a key driver of ecological sorting among invasive pest species in the tropical Andes. Ecological Applications 18, 1795–1809.
------- Central.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Colombia Present, widespread view...
Peru Present, widespread view...