The IPM Network for the tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), urges collaboration among people who are working on this pest to reduce its economic damage and spread.

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  • First report of Tuta absoluta in China
    EPPO Reporting Service NO. 9 - 2020
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  • 2018/006 Eradication of Tuta absoluta from Belarus

    The NPPO of Belarus recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the successful eradication of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae – EPPO A2 List) from its territory. The pest was first found in May 2011 in the region of Gomel in a tomato greenhouse of 3 ha. In July 2011, T. absoluta was also detected outdoors in an area of 3.5 ha and in private plots located near the infested tomato greenhouse. Official phytosanitary measures were taken in the infested area to eradicate the pest. As of 2016-01-01, T. absoluta was no longer found on the territory of Belarus, the NPPO considered that it has been successfully eradicated.

    The pest status of Tuta absoluta in Belarus is officially declared as: Absent: pest eradicated in 2015.

    Source: NPPO of Belarus (2018-01).
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    Photos of Tuta absoluta (GNORAB)
  • Dear Kris Godfrey,

    Thanks a lot for launching a general education and training class for Tuta absoluta.

    Your help, effort and concern are appreciated.

    All the best ... Aziz Ajlan

    Tuta absoluta (Tomato leaf miner): New host records, controls, and distribution


  • An Invitation to our symposium at ICE 2016


  • Welcome Kris Godfrey to Tomato Leafminer Network on the ESA Networks

  • Several of us at University of California-Davis have a grant to develop educational materials for tomato growers (urban and commercial) about Tuta absoluta and the threat it posses to California.  When finished, these materials will be available on line for free.  The publication for urban dwellers is being edited currently and should be finalized by about the end of November to mid-December.  The grower education will be an on line interactive course.  I am still working on the final 3 units.

  • Please check Azadirachtin on page 84 in this: (

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Free on-line training available at UC ANR website

We have just launched a general education and training class for Tuta on the University of California- Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC-ANR) On-line Learning Center.  The web address is and the course can be found in the Integrated Pest Management folder.  The courses are listed in alphabetical order.  Anyone can make a request to be a user of the site. Please note that this training is "California-centric", but there is information on general biology and…

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