EPPO Global Database

Tetranychus evansi(TETREV)

Distribution details in Benin

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2008
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2016/004) : first found in 2008 in the area of Sèmè-Podji causing serious damage to tomato crops. Since then, frequent outbreaks have been observed in Southern Benin on Solanaceae and other leafy vegetables, such as: Amaranthus cruentus and Vernonia amygdalina.
References
* Azandémè-Hounmalon GY, Affognon HD, Assogba Komlan F, Tamó M, Fiaboe KKM, Kreiter S, Martin T (2015) Farmers’ control practices against the invasive red spider mite, Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard in Benin. Crop Protection 76, 53-58.

* Djossou R, Azandémè-Hounmalon GY; Onzo A, Gnanvossou D, Assogba-Komlan F, Tamo M (2020). Susceptibility of ten tomato cultivars to attack by Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard (Acari: Tetranychidae) under laboratory conditions. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 41, 425–431.

Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Niger Present, no details view...