Main: (Gelechiidae / Gelechiinae)
35.127 [B&F: 0825a] Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917)

 

Recorded infrequently through accidental importation in tomatoes from southern Europe. Originally a resident of South America, but from 2006 increasingly common in Spain in greenhouses that grow tomatoes. In March 2009 found in Britain in imported Spanish tomatoes, with records from at least 14 packing sites in the UK to date. In July 2009 the pest was found for the first time in greenhouses, where it is believed to have been introduced on contaminated equipment. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-10 mm. Larva feeds on Tomato, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)08-Aug-2018oneCooke, DAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)13-Nov-2018oneCooke, DAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southsea (SZ69)31-Aug-2014oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)20-Aug-2017oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)28-Jul-2019oneLangmaid, JRAdult

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