Tuta absoluta has been detected in Russia.Submitted by Agripest on 26th Jun 2011
Authors : Izhevsky, S. S.; Akhatov, A. K.; Sinyov, S. Yu. Journal : Zashchita i Karantin Rasteniĭ 2011 No. 3 pp. 40-44 ISSN : 1026-8634 URL : http://www.z-i-k-r.ru Record Number 20113171774 Abstract In 2010 South American Tomato Pinworm (Tuta absoluta) was for the first time found in greenhouses of Krasnodar region. It must have penetrated in the area with Mediterranean tomatoes where in its turn it had been introduced from South America. It is for the first time that the species is diagnosed in Russian literature and compared with potato tuber moth; the main facts about the species biology and way of life are given. The integrated pest management is briefly described.