Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917)

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FAMILY Gelechiidae
SUBFAMILY Gelechiinae
GENUS Tuta
SPECIES absoluta
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1917)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhthorimaea absoluta, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYPeru, Huancayo, 10,650 ft, vii, leg. Parish.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Meyrick E. 1917g. Descriptions of South American Micro-Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1917(1):1–52.
PAGINATION 44–45 Bhl

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Botswana   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 1
Ethiopia   Pfeiffer D. G., Muniappan R., Sall D., Diatta P., Diongue A. & Dieng E. O. 2013. First record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Senegal. - Florida Entomologist 96(2):661–662. 661
Kenya   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Niger   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Nigeria   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Senegal   Pfeiffer D. G., Muniappan R., Sall D., Diatta P., Diongue A. & Dieng E. O. 2013. First record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Senegal. - Florida Entomologist 96(2):661–662. 661
South Africa Mpumalanga Visser D., Uys V. M., Nieuwenhuis R. J., & Pieterse W. 2017. First records of the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in South Africa. - BioInvasions 6(4):301–305. 301
South Africa Gauteng Visser D., Uys V. M., Nieuwenhuis R. J., & Pieterse W. 2017. First records of the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in South Africa. - BioInvasions 6(4):301–305. 303
South Sudan   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Sudan   Pfeiffer D. G., Muniappan R., Sall D., Diatta P., Diongue A. & Dieng E. O. 2013. First record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Senegal. - Florida Entomologist 96(2):661–662. 661
Tanzania   Chidege M., Al-Zaidi S., Hassan N., Julie A., Kaaya E. & Mrogoro S. 2016. First record of tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Tanzania. - Agriculture & Food Security 5(17):1–7. 1
Uganda   Tumuhaise V., Khamis F. M., Agona A., Sseruwu G. & Mohamed S. A. 2016. First record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Uganda. - International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 36:135–139. 135
Zambia   Anonymous 2016a. Reporting pest presence: preliminary surveillance reports on Tuta absoluta in Zambia. - — . Website

Notes:  Neotropical: almost all South American countries; Oriental (introduced): India; Palaearctic (introduced): Algeria, Egypt, Europe, Iran, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Solanaceae Solanum lycopersicum Senegal Pfeiffer D. G., Muniappan R., Sall D., Diatta P., Diongue A. & Dieng E. O. 2013. First record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Senegal. - Florida Entomologist 96(2):661–662. 661
Solanaceae Solanum melongena   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Solanaceae Solanum tuberosum   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Solanaceae Capsicum annuum   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Solanaceae Nicotiana tabacum   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Solanaceae Solanum nigrum   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Solanaceae Solanum elaeagnifolium   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Solanaceae Datura stramonium   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Solanaceae Solanum cyrtopodium   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Fabaceae Phaseolus vulgaris   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Solanaceae Datura ferox   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2
Solanaceae Nicotiana glauca   Mutamiswa R., Machekano H. & Nyamukondiwa C. 2017. First report of tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Botswana. - Agriculture & Food Security 6(49):1–10. 2