EPPO Global Database

Tecia solanivora(TECASO)

Distribution details in Costa Rica

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1970
From CABI Pest map 624 (2001): Present, widespread
* Barroso, P. V. (1974) Biological cycle of the Guatemalan potato tuber moth, Scrobipalpopsis solanivora (Povolny) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). The new serious pest of Solanum tuberosum. Thesis. University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.

* Hilje, L. (1994) Manejo Integrado de Plagas No. 31, 43-46.
------- Cartago.

* NHM (1973) [Cartago Province].

* Povolny D (1973) Scrobipalpopsis solvanivora sp.n. - a new pest of potato (Solanum tuberosum) from Central America. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae, Facultas Agronomica, 21(1), 133-146.
------- First description, as Scrobipalpopsis solanivora sp. nov. Introduced in 1970 from Guatemala and has spread throughout the potato-growing region (mainly at altitudes of 1300-2300 m).

* Rodriguez, V. C.; Cespedes, Z. R.; Leon, G. R.; Lepiz, C. C. (1993) Manejo Integrado de Plagas No. 29, 6-13.
------- High levels of damage in Tierra Blanca de Cartago and Canon de Dota.

* Villanueva D, Saldamando CI (2013) Tecia solanivora, Povolny (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae): una revision sobre su origen, dispersion y estrategias de control biologico. Ingenieria y Ciencia 9(18), 197-2014.
------- First observed in 1970 causing 5 to 40% damage in the potato-growing region of Cartago.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Nicaragua Present, no details view...
Panama Present, no details view...