EPPO Global Database

Solanum melongena(SOLME)

Pests

Organism Type
Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (TOBRFV) Doubtful host
* EPPO (2019) Update on the situation of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Mexico. EPPO Reporting Service no. 2019/192. https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-6622
------- NPPO of Mexico reported a detection of ToBRFV in aubergine.

* EPPO (2020) Pest Risk Analysis for tomato brown rugose fruit virus. EPPO, Paris. https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/TOBRFV/documents
------- Two positive detections (PCR) were made in imported aubergine seeds in Mexico in 2018/2019. As no other detections on aubergine have been reported from Mexico or other countries, it was concluded that there is no sufficient evidence to consider aubergine as a host.

* Luria N, Smith E, Reingold V, Bekelman I, Lapidot M, Levin I, Elad N, Tam Y, Sela N, Abu-ras A, Ezra N, Haberman A, Yitzhak L, Lachman O & Dombrovsky A (2017) A new Israeli Tobamovirus isolate infects tomato plants harboring Tm-2 2 resistance genes. PLoS ONE, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0170429
------- Could not transmit the virus to S. melongena during inoculation trials.

Panno S, Ruiz-ruiz S, Caruso AG, Alfaro-fernandez A, Isabel M, San F & Davino S (2019b) Real-time reverse transcription 62 polymerase chain reaction development for rapid detection of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus and comparison with other techniques. PeerJ. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7928
------- Could not transmit the virus to S. melongena during inoculation trials.
Andean potato latent virus (as Solanaceae) (APLV00) Experimental
Andean potato mottle virus (as Solanaceae) (APMOV0) Experimental
Andean potato mottle virus (as Solanum) (APMOV0) Experimental
Arracacha virus B oca strain (as Solanaceae) (AVBO00) Experimental
Citrus bark cracking viroid (CBCVD0) Experimental
* Semancik JS, Vidalakis G (2005) The question of Citrus viroid IV as a Cocadviroid. Archives of Virology 150(6), 1059-1067.
Clavibacter sepedonicus (CORBSE) Experimental
* Knorr LC (1948) Suspect range of the potato ring rot bacterium. American Potato Journal 25, 361-371.

* van der Wolf JM, van Beckhoven JRCM, Hakkunen A, Karjalainen R, Müller P (2005) Fate of Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus, the causal organism of bacterial ring rot of potato, in weeds and field crops. Journal of Phytopathology 153, 358-365.
Peach rosette mosaic virus (as Solanaceae) (PRMV00) Experimental
Potato black ringspot virus (as Solanaceae) (PBRSV0) Experimental
Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVD0) Experimental
* Singh RP (1973) Experimental host range of the potato spindle tuber 'virus'. American Potato Journal 50, 111-123.
Potato spindle tuber viroid (as Solanum) (PSTVD0) Experimental
* Singh RP (1973) Experimental host range of the potato spindle tuber 'virus'. American Potato Journal 50, 111-123.
------- At least 51 species, absence of symptoms (except for Solanum depilatum and S. lycopersicum)
Potato virus T (as Solanaceae) (PVT000) Experimental
Radopholus similis (RADOSI) Experimental
Rhynchophorus palmarum (RHYCPA) Experimental
* Hagley EAC (1965) On the life history and habits of the palm weevil, Rhynchophorus palmarum. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 58(1), 22-28.
------- Adult feeding on ripe aubergines.

* Wattanapongsiri A (1966) A revision of the genera Rhynchophorus and Dynamis. Department of Agricultural Science Bulletin, Bangkok, Thailand.
Tobacco streak ilarvirus potato strain (as Solanaceae) (TSVP00) Experimental
Tomato leaf curl Sinaloa virus (TOLCSI) Experimental
Tomato torrado virus (TOTV00) Experimental
Acidovorax citrulli (PSDMAC) Host
* Assouline I, Milshtein H, Mizrahi M, Levy E, Ben-Ze’ev I (1997) Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli transmitted by Solanaceous seeds. Phytoparasitica 25, 117–8.

* Chalupowicz L, Reuven M, Dror O, Sela N, Burdman S, Manulis-Sasson S (2020) Characterization of Acidovorax citrulli strains isolated from solanaceous plants. Plant Pathology 69 (9) 1787–1797. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13239
------- confirmed host (group II). 
Aculops lycopersici (VASALY) Host
Aculops lycopersici (as Solanaceae) (VASALY) Host
Aleurodicus dispersus (ALEDDI) Host
Andean potato latent virus (as Solanum) (APLV00) Host
Andean potato mottle virus (APMOV0) Host
Anthonomus eugenii (ANTHEU) Host
* Capinera JL (2017) Pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano and Cuban pepper weevil Faustinus cubae (Boheman) ( Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae). https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in555
------- Aubergines grown near infested peppers are occasionally infested too.

* Fernández DC, Sinclair BC, Van Laerhoven S, Labbé R (2017) Biology and overwintering potential of the pepper weevil, Anthonomus eugenii (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control, West Palaearctic Regional Section Bulletin, 124: 224–229
Anthonomus eugenii (as Solanum) (ANTHEU) Host
* Elmore JC, Davis AC, Campbell RE (1934) The pepper weevil. USDA Techical Bulletin No. 447.

* Patrock RJ, Schuster DJ (1992) Feeding, oviposition and development of the pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii) on selected species of Solanaceae. Tropical Pest Management 38, 65-69.
Anthonomus pulicarius (ANTHPU) Host
Aonidomytilus albus (as Solanum) (AONMAL) Host
Arracacha virus B oca strain (as Solanum) (AVBO00) Host
Bactericera cockerelli (PARZCO) Host
* Martin NA (2008) Host plants of the potato/tomato psyllid: a cautionay tale. The Weta 35, 12-16.

* Wallis RL (1955) Ecological studies on the potato psyllid as a pest of potatoes. USDA Technical Bulletin, 1107.
Bactrocera carambolae (BCTRCB) Host
* Hendrival H, Aryani DS, Saputri N (2020) Diversity and host range of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in horticultural commodities in Lembah Seulawah District, Aceh Besar Regency, Aceh Province, Indonesia. Journal of Tropical Horticulture 3(1):6-11.
Bactrocera dorsalis (DACUDO) Host
* Allwood AJ, Chinajariyawong A, Kritsaneepaiboon S, Drew RAI, Hamacek EL, Hancock DL, Hengsawad C, Jinapin JC, Jirasurat M, Krong CK, Leong CTS, Vijaysegaran S (1999) Host plant records for fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Southeast Asia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 47(7), 1-92.
Bactrocera tryoni (DACUTR) Host
* Hancock D, Hamacek EL, Lloyd AC, Elson-Harris MM (2000) The distribution and host plants of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Australia. Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 75 pp.

* Leblanc L, Vueti ET, Drew AI, Allwood AJ (2012) Host plant records for fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini) in the Pacific islands. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Society 44, 11-53.
Bemisia tabaci (BEMITA) Host
Bemisia tabaci (as Solanaceae) (BEMITA) Host
'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' (LIBEPS) Host
* Munyaneza JE, Sengoda VG, Aguilar E, Bextine BR, McCue KF (2013) First report of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' infecting eggplant in Honduras. Plant Disease 97(12), p 1654.
'Candidatus Phytoplasma americanum' (as Solanum) (PHYPAE) Host
'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' (PHYPSO) Host
* Ember I, Acs Z, Munyaneza JE, Crosslin JM, Kolber M (2011) Survey and molecular detection of phytoplasmas associated with potato in Romania and southern Russia. European Journal of Plant Pathology 130(3), 367-377.
'Candidatus Phytoplasma trifolii' (as Solanum) (PHYPTR) Host
Ceratitis capitata (CERTCA) Host
* Liquido NJ, Cunnigham RT, Nakagawa S (1990) Host plants of Mediterranean fruit fly on the island of Hawaii (1949-1985 survey). Journal of Economic Entomology 83(5),  1863-1878,
Ceratothripoides brunneus (CRTZBR) Host
Ceratothripoides claratris (CRTZCL) Host
* Steenken N, Halaweh N (2011) Host plant preference study for Ceratothripoides claratris (Shumsher) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and CaCV (Genus Tospovirus; Family Bunyaviridae) in Bangkok, Thailand. Journal of Entomology 8(2), 198-203.
Colletotrichum acutatum (COLLAC) Host
Cowpea mild mottle virus (CPMMV0) Host
* Mansour A, Al-Musa A, Vetten HJ, Lesemann (1998) Properties of a cowpea mild mottle virus (CPMMV) isolate from eggplant in Jordan and evidence for biological and serological differences between CPMMV isolates from leguminous and solanaceous hosts. Journal of Phytopathology 146(11-12), 539-547.
Cryptoblabes gnidiella (CRYBGN) Host
Dacus ciliatus (DACUCI) Host
* McQuate GT, Liquido NJ, Nakamichi KAA (2018) Host plant records of the lesser pumpkin fly, Dacus ciliatus Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae), Version 1.0. Available online at: USDA Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information (CoFFHI), Edition 3.1.
Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi (DIABUH) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
------- Larval host.
Diabrotica undecimpunctata undecimpunctata (DIABUN) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.
-------- Adult host.
Diabrotica virgifera zeae (as Solanum) (DIABVZ) Host
* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 615 pp.
------- Adult host.
Dulcamara mottle virus (as Solanum) (DUMV00) Host
Epilachna vigintioctomaculata (as Solanaceae) (EPILVI) Host
Epitrix cucumeris (EPIXCU) Host
* Boavida C, Giltrap N, Cuthbertson, A & Northing P (2013) Epitrix similaris and Epitrix cucumeris in Portugal: damage patterns in potato and suitability of potential host plants for reproduction. EPPO Bulletin 43, 323–333.
------- Cage experiments with potted plants.

* Caldwell B, Sideman E, Seaman A,  Shelton A, Smart C (2013) Resource guide for organic insect and disease management. 2nd Edition, 202 pp.
------- Common pests of potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants when the crops are young. 

* Clark SM, LeDoux DG, Seeno TN, Riley EG, Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). The Coleopterists Society, Special Publication 2, 1-476.

* Foster RE, Obemeyer JL (2017) Vegetable Insects. Flea Beetles. E-74-W, Purdue University, Extension Entomology, 2 pp. https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-74/E-74.html
------- Common and destructive on tomato, aubergine, potato, sweet pepper and tobacco.

* Maletta M, Tietjen W, Ghidiu G, Holmstrom K, Cowgill W (2004) Evaluation of controls for flea beetle on eggplant in an organic production system. Acta Horticulturae no 638, 341-346.
Epitrix hirtipennis (EPIXPA) Host
Epitrix papa (EPIXPP) Host
*  Boavida C, Germain JF (2009) Identification and pest status of two exotic flea beetle species newly introduced in Portugal: Epitrix similaris Gentner and Epitrix cucumeris (Harris). Bulletin OEPP/ EPPO Bulletin 39, 501–508.
------- Adult feeding.

* Boavida C, Giltrap N, Cuthbertson A, Northing P (2013) Epitrix similaris and Epitrix cucumeris in Portugal: damage patterns in potato and suitability of potential host plants for reproduction. OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 43, 323–333.
------- Adult and larval feeding in laboratory experiments.
Epitrix subcrinita (EPIXSU) Host
* Clark SM,  LeDoux DG, Seeno TN,  Riley EG,  Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada.  Special Publications of the Coleopterists Society, 2, 476 pp.
------- Feeding of adults.
Epitrix tuberis (EPIXTU) Host
* Clark SM,  LeDoux DG, Seeno TN,  Riley EG,  Gilbert AJ, Sullivan JM (2004) Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada.  Special Publications of the Coleopterists Society, 2, 476 pp.
------- feeding of adults

* Hoerner JL & Gillette CP (1928) The potato flea beetle. Colorado Experiment Station. Entomology Section. Bulletin 337. 
------- feeding of adults
Euzophera osseatella (EUZOOS) Host
Globodera pallida (HETDPA) Host
Globodera rostochiensis (HETDRO) Host
Groundnut ringspot virus (GRSV00) Host
Halyomorpha halys (HALYHA) Host
Helicoverpa armigera (HELIAR) Host
* Selvamuthukumaran T, Arivudainambi S (2005) Helicoverpa armigera Hübner on brinjal, Solanum melongena Linn. Insect Environment 11(1) p 40.
Helicoverpa zea (as Solanaceae) (HELIZE) Host
Jacobiasca lybica (EMPOLY) Host
Keiferia lycopersicella (GNORLY) Host
Lasiodiplodia theobromae (PHYORH) Host
Leptinotarsa decemlineata (LPTNDE) Host
Leucinodes laisalis (LEUILA) Host
Leucinodes ugandensis (as Solanum) (LEUIUG) Host
Liriomyza huidobrensis (LIRIHU) Host
Liriomyza sativae (LIRISA) Host
Liriomyza sativae (as Solanaceae) (LIRISA) Host
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (PHENHI) Host
* Chang LWH, Miller CE (1996) Pathway Risk Assessment: Pink mealybug from the Caribbean. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 61 pp.
Meloidogyne chitwoodi (MELGCH) Host
* O’Bannon JH, Santo GS, Nyczepir AP (1982) Host range of the Columbia root-knot nematode. Plant Disease 66, 1045-1048.
Meloidogyne graminicola (MELGGC) Host
Meloidogyne luci (MELGLC) Host
* Sen F, Aydinli (2021) Host status of cultivated crops to Meloidogyne luci. European Journal of Plant Pathology 161(3), 607-618.
------- In experiments, cvs. Aydin Siyahi, Topan 374 were found to be excellent hosts.
Meloidogyne mali (MELGMA) Host
Moniliophthora perniciosa (CRNPPE) Host
Nacobbus aberrans (as Solanum) (NACOBA) Host
Neoceratitis cyanescens (CERTCY) Host
* Rasolofoarivao H, Raveloson Ravaomanarivo LH, Delatte H (2021) Host plant ranges of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Madagascar. Bulletin of Entomological Research 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1017/ S0007485321000511
Opogona sacchari (OPOGSC) Host
Pepino mosaic virus (PEPMV0) Host
* Blystad D-R, Van der Vlugt R, Alfaro-Fernández A, Carmen Córdoba M, Bese G, Hristova D, Pospieszny H, Mehle N, Ravnikar M, Tomassoli L, Varveri C, Nielsen SL (2015) Host range and symptomatology of Pepino mosaic virus strains occurring in Europe. European Journal of Plant Pathology 143, 43-56.
------- Mostly symptomless
Pepper chat fruit viroid (PCFVD0) Host
Pepper chat fruit viroid (as Solanaceae) (PCFVD0) Host
Phenacoccus peruvianus (as Solanum) (PHENPR) Host
Phenacoccus solenopsis (PHENSO) Host
Phthorimaea operculella (PHTOOP) Host
Phthorimaea operculella (as Solanaceae) (PHTOOP) Host
Phyllotreta cruciferae (PHYECR) Host
Phymatotrichopsis omnivora (PHMPOM) Host
* Anonymous (1960) Index of Plant Diseases in the United States. Agriculture Handbook no 165, USDA-ARS (US) 531 pp.
Phytophthora nicotianae var. parasitica (PHYTNP) Host
Platynota stultana (PLAAST) Host
Pochazia shantungensis (POCZSH) Host
* Kim DE, Lee H, Kim MJ, Lee DH (2015) Predicting the potential habitat, host plants, and geographical distribution of Pochazia shantungensis (Hemiptera: Ricaniidae) in Korea. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology 54, 179–189.
Popillia japonica (POPIJA) Host
* INTERNET
Regione Piemonte. Servizio fitosanitario. Lotte obbligatorie - Coleottero scarabeide del Giappone (Popillia japonica Newman). Popillia danni e difesa. https://www.regione.piemonte.it/web/sites/default/files/media/documenti/2019-06/popillia_danni_difesa.pdf
Potato black ringspot virus (as Solanum) (PBRSV0) Host
Potato deforming mosaic virus (Argentina) (as Solanum) (PDMV00) Host
Potato leaflet stunt agent (as Solanum) (POLS00) Host
Potato marginal flavescence agent (as Solanum) (POMF00) Host
Potato mop-top virus (as Solanum) (PMTV00) Host
Potato purple-top roll agent (as Solanum) (POPTR0) Host
Potato virus Y tobacco veinal necrosis strain (as Solanum) (PVYN00) Host
Potato yellow vein virus (as Solanum) (PYVV00) Host
Premnotrypes latithorax (as Solanum) (PREMLA) Host
Premnotrypes sanfordi (as Solanum) (PREMSA) Host
Premnotrypes solani (as Solanum) (PREMSO) Host
Premnotrypes suturicallus (as Solanum) (PREMSU) Host
Premnotrypes vorax (as Solanum) (PREMVO) Host
Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (PSEAPE) Host
Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum (RALSPS) Host
* N'Guessan CA, Abo K, Fondio L, Chiroleu F, Lebeau A, Poussier S, Wicker E, and Koné D (2012) So near and yet so far: the specific case of Ralstonia solanacearum populations from Côte d'Ivoire in Africa. Phytopathology 102, 733-740

* N'Guessan CA, Brisse S, Le Roux-Nio A-C, Poussier S, Koné D, Wicker E (2013) Development of variable number of tandem repeats typing schemes for Ralstonia solanacearum, the agent of bacterial wilt, banana Moko disease and potato brown rot. Journal of Microbiological Methods 92, 366-374
Ralstonia solanacearum race 1 (no longer in use) (PSDMS1) Host
Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 (no longer in use) (PSDMS3) Host
Rotylenchulus reniformis (ROTYRE) Host
Scrobipalpa aptatella (PHTOHE) Host
Septoria malagutii (as Solanum) (SEPTLM) Host
Spodoptera eridania (PRODER) Host
Spodoptera frugiperda (LAPHFR) Host
* Montezano DG, Specht A, Sosa-Gómez DR, Roque-Specht VF, Sousa-Silva JC, Paula-Moraes SV, Peterson JA, Hunt T (2018) Host plants of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in the Americas. African Entomology 26, 286-300.
Spodoptera litura (PRODLI) Host
Spodoptera ornithogalli (PRODOR) Host
* Brito R, Specht A, Gonçalves GL, Moreira GRP, Carneiro E, Santos FL, Roque-Specht VF, Mielke OHH, Casagrande MM (2019) Spodoptera marima: a new synonym of Spodoptera ornithogalli (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), with notes on adult morphology, host plant use and genetic variation along its geographic range. Neotropical Entomology 48(3), 433-448.

* Poveda BD, Schwitzer DA (1964) Estudio biológico del Prodenia ornithogalli Guen. y del Prodenia sunia (Guen.) en três hospedeiros. Acta Agronômica 14(1), 71-101.

* Robinson GS, Ackery PR, Kitching IJ, Beccaloni GW, Hernández LM (2010) HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum, London. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosts

* Wolcott GN (1948) The insects of Puerto Rico. Journal of Agriculture of the University of  Puerto Rico 32, 417–748.
Synchytrium endobioticum (as Solanum) (SYNCEN) Host
Thrips palmi (THRIPL) Host
* Duran IC, Mesa NC, Estrada EI (1999) [Life cyle of Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and host plant registered in the Cauca Valley]. Revista Colombiana de Entomologia 25(3/4), 109-120 (in Spanish).

* Elizondo AI, Murguido CA, Pérez I, Piedra F, Peña E, Martínez M, Martell M, de los Ángeles Fernández M, Sariol H, Rodríguez S, Jiménez R, Granda G, Palacios F (2003) Thrips palmi Karny en la agricultura cubana. Fitosanidad 7(2), 1-9.

* Kajita H, Hirose Y, Takagi M, Okajima S, Napompeth B, Buranapanichpan S (1996) Host plants and abundance of Thrips palmi Karny (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), an important pest of vegetables in Southeast Asia. Applied Entomology and Zoology 31(1), 87-94,

* Sartiami D, Mound LA (2013) Identification of the terebrantian thrips (Insecta, Thysanoptera) associated with cultivated plants in Java, Indonesia. ZooKeys 306, 1-21.

* Seal DR (2001) Seasonal abundance and distribution of Thrips palmi Karny (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Southern Florida. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 114, 337-342,
Thrips setosus (THRISE) Host
Tobacco rattle virus (as Solanum) (TRV000) Host
Tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV00) Host
Tobacco streak ilarvirus potato strain (as Solanum) (TSVP00) Host
Tomato black ring virus (as Solanum) (TBRV00) Host
Tomato chlorosis virus (TOCV00) Host
* Fonseca MEN, Boiteux LS, Lima MF, Mendonça JL, Costa AF, Fontes MG, Costa H, González-Arcos M (2016) First report of Tomato chlorosis virus infecting eggplant and scarlet eggplant in Brazil. Plant Disease 100(4), p 867.

* Shakeel MT, Al‐Saleh MA, Amer MA, Al‐Shahwan IM, Umar M, Dimou N, Orfanidou CG, Zakri AM, Katis NI (2017) Molecular characterization and natural host range of Tomato chlorosis virus in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Plant Pathology 99, 415–421. http://dx.doi.org/10.4454/jpp.v99i2.3860
------- Confirmed host.
Tomato chlorotic dwarf viroid (TCDVD0) Host
* Gramazio P, Lerma MD, Villanueva G, Vilanova S, García‐Fortea E, Mangino G, Figas MR, Arrones A, Alonso D, San Bautista A, Soler S, Prohens J, Plazas M. (2019). Detection, molecular characterisation and aspects involving the transmission of tomato chlorotic dwarf viroid in eggplant. Annals of Applied Biology 175(2), 172–183. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12527
------- Confirmed host, first report of eggplant as natural host (asymptomatic)
Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (TOLCND) Host
* Parrella G, Troiano E, Lee S, Kil EJ (2020) Tomato Leaf Curl New Delhi Virus found associated with eggplant yellowing disease in Italy
Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-12-19-2635-PDN
------- confirmed host

* Pratap D, Kashikar AR, Mukherjee SK (2011) Molecular characterization and infectivity of a Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus variant associated with newly emerging yellow mosaic disease of eggplant in India. Virology Journal 8(305) http://www.virologyj.com/content/8/1/305
Tomato mild mottle virus (TOMMOV) Host
* Dombrowsky A, Sapkota R, Lachman O, Pearlsman M, Antignus Y (2013) A new aubergine disease caused by a whitefly-borne strain of Tomato mild mottle virus (TomMMoV).  Plant Pathology 62(4), 750-759.
Tomato mottle mosaic virus (TOMMV0) Host
* Chai A, Chen L Cao J Kang H, Shi Y Xie X, Li B (2019) Identification of viruses causing eggplant purple mottle flower disease by siRNA High-Throughput Sequencing and RT-PCR detection. Acta Horticulturae Sinica 46(3), 508-518 (in Chinese).
------- On glasshouse crops in mixed infection with tobacco mild green mosaic virus, therefore the exact role of ToMMV in the virus disease observed in aubergine remains to be clarified.
Trialeurodes ricini (TRIARI) Host
Tuta absoluta (GNORAB) 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.
Aleurothrixus trachoides (ALTRTR) Major host
Bactrocera latifrons (DACULA) Major host
* Allwood AL, Chinajariyawong A, Drew RAI, Hamacek EL, Hancock DL, Hengsawad C,  Jipanin JC, Jirasurat M, Kong Krong C, Kritsaneepaiboon S, Leong CTS, Vijaysegaran S (1999) Host plant records for fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Southeast Asia.  Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement, 7, 1-92.

* McQuate GT, Liquido NJ (2016) Provisional list of suitable host plants of Bactrocera (Bactrocera) latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), Version 1.0. Available online at USDA Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information (CoFFHI). 

* Mziray HA, Makundi RH, Mwatawala M, Maerere A, De Meyer M (2010) Host use of Bactrocera latifrons, a new invasive tephritid species in Tanzania. Journal of Econonmic Entomololy 103(1), 70-76.
------- Confirmed host.
Bactrocera latifrons (as Solanaceae) (DACULA) Major host
* McQuate GT, Liquido NJ (2013) Annotated World Bibliography of Host Fruits of Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Insecta Mundi. Paper 792. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/insectamundi/792
------- confirmed host
Eggplant mottled dwarf nucleorhabdovirus (EMDV00) Major host
Epilachna vigintioctomaculata (EPILVI) Major host
Epitrix similaris (EPIXSI) Major host
Helicoverpa zea (HELIZE) Major host
Hishimonus phycitis (HISHPH) Major host
Leucinodes africensis (LEUIAF) Major host
Leucinodes orbonalis (LEUIOR) Major host
Leucinodes pseudorbonalis (LEUIPS) Major host
Leucinodes rimavallis (LEUIRI) Major host
Meloidogyne enterolobii (MELGMY) Major host
* Rammah A, Hirschmann H (1988) Meloidogyne mayaguensis n. sp. (Meloidogynidae), a root-knot nematode from Puerto Rico. Journal of Nematology 20(1), 58-69.
------- confirmed host.
Neoleucinodes elegantalis (NEOLEL) Major host
* Barbosa FS, Menezes E, Arruda LN, Brito D, Carmo MGF, Pereira MB (2010) Preferência de oviposição de brocapequena-do-fruto em oito variedades de tomate rasteiro. Horticultura Brasileira 28, 634-640.

* Díaz AE, González R, Solis MA & Saldamando-Benjumea CI (2015). Evidence of sexual selection in Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): correlation of female moth genitalia and Solanaceae host fruit size. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 108(3), 272-281.
Ralstonia solanacearum (RALSSL) Major host
* Avinash P & Umesha S (2014) Identification and genetic diversity of bacterial wilt pathogen in brinjal. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 47:4, 398-406.
N'Guessan CA, Abo K, Fondio L, Chiroleu F, Lebeau A, Poussier S, Wicker E, and Koné D (2012) So near and yet so far: the specific case of Ralstonia solanacearum populations from Côte d'Ivoire in Africa. Phytopathology 102, 733-740
N'Guessan CA, Brisse S, Le Roux-Nio A-C, Poussier S, Koné D, Wicker E (2013) Development of variable number of tandem repeats typing schemes for Ralstonia solanacearum, the agent of bacterial wilt, banana Moko disease and potato brown rot. Journal of Microbiological Methods 92, 366-374
Ralstonia solanacearum species complex (RALSSO) Major host
* Avinash P & Umesha S (2014) Identification and genetic diversity of bacterial wilt pathogen in brinjal. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 47:4, 398-406.

* N'Guessan CA, Abo K, Fondio L, Chiroleu F, Lebeau A, Poussier S, Wicker E, and Koné D (2012) So near and yet so far: the specific case of Ralstonia solanacearum populations from Côte d'Ivoire in Africa. Phytopathology 102, 733-740

* N'Guessan CA, Brisse S, Le Roux-Nio A-C, Poussier S, Koné D, Wicker E (2013) Development of variable number of tandem repeats typing schemes for Ralstonia solanacearum, the agent of bacterial wilt, banana Moko disease and potato brown rot. Journal of Microbiological Methods 92, 366-374
Spodoptera littoralis (SPODLI) Major host
* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Tetranychus evansi (TETREV) Major host
* Ben-David T, Ueckermann E and Gerson U (2013) An annotated list of the spider mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Tetranychidae) of Israel. Israel Journal of Entomology, 43, 125–148.

* Boubou A, Migeon A, Roderick GK, Navajas M (2011) Recent emergence and worldwide spread of the red tomato spider mite, Tetranychus evansi: genetic variation and multiple cryptic invasions. Biological Invasions 13(1), 81-92.

* El-Jaouani N (1988) Contribution à la connaissance des acariens phytophages au Maroc et étude bio-écologique de Tetranychus evansi Baker et Pritchard (Acarina: Tetranychidae). Rabat, Maroc, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II: 60.

* Tian L, Jin PY, Sun CP, Hong XY (2019) First distribution record of the tomato red spider mite Tetranychus evansi (Acari: Tetranychidae) in mainland China. Systematic & Applied Acarology 24(6), 965–970.
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Thaumatotibia leucotreta (ARGPLE) Major host
* Malumphy C & Robinson J (2002) Lepidopterous larvae intercepted on imported produce of fresh bean, pea, okra, sweet pepper, aubergine and tomato fruit in England and Wales between 1970 and 2000. Entomol. Gaz. 53: 191–202.
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Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV00) Major host
* Parrella G, Gognalons P, Gebre-Selassie K, Vovlas C, Marchoux G (2003) An update of the host range of tomato spotted wilt virus. Journal of Plant Pathology 85(4), 227-264.
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Globodera pallida (as Solanum) (HETDPA) Wild/Weed
Globodera rostochiensis (as Solanum) (HETDRO) Wild/Weed
Heterodera glycines (as Solanaceae) (HETDGL) Wild/Weed
Leptinotarsa decemlineata (as Solanaceae) (LPTNDE) Wild/Weed
Leptinotarsa decemlineata (as Solanum) (LPTNDE) Wild/Weed
Potato virus T (as Solanum) (PVT000) Wild/Weed
Potato yellow dwarf nucleorhabdovirus (as Solanaceae) (PYDV00) Wild/Weed
Potato yellow dwarf nucleorhabdovirus (as Solanum) (PYDV00) Wild/Weed
Potato yellowing virus (as Solanum) (PYV000) Wild/Weed
Spodoptera praefica (as Solanum) (PRODPR) Wild/Weed
* British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture. Western yellowstriped armyworm (Spodoptera praefica). https://rdno.civicweb.net/document/127358/western-yellowstriped-armyworm.pdf?handle=3CD053B4F8D54F9CBB93F8D6D5572C27
Stagonosporopsis andigena (as Solanaceae) (PHOMAN) Wild/Weed
Stagonosporopsis andigena (as Solanum) (PHOMAN) Wild/Weed
Thecaphora solani (as Solanum) (THPHSO) Wild/Weed
Xanthomonas vesicatoria (as Solanum) (XANTVE) Wild/Weed