EPPO Global Database

Tecia solanivora(TECASO)

Distribution details in Ecuador

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2003: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 1996
From CABI Pest map 624 (2001): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2004/030) : Barragan et al. (2004) - first found in 1996, but was thought to have disappeared after several years of unfavourable conditions. In 2000, conditions were favourable again, the pest was widespread and severe outbreaks occurred.

EPPO Reporting Service (2004/031) : tuber damage at harvest most affected by climate conditions at beginning of growing season. Pheromone trapping gives indications.
* INIAP/PNRT (1997) Potato/Project FORTIPAPA, 1997. Annual Report, 39-40. INIAP/PNRT, Quito, Ecuador.
------- Cotapaxi.

* Gallegos, P.; Suquillo, J. (1997) Monitoring of the potato tuber moth, Tecia solanivora. International workshop on Tecia solanivora, August 1997. Ibarra, Ecuador.
------- Carchi province.

* Pollet, A. (2001) International Pest Control 43 (2), 75-76.
------- North.

* 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 found in 1996 in the province of Carchi.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Colombia Present, widespread view...