Tomato leafminer

Tomato leafminer

Tuta absoluta

CROPS:

AUBERGINE, POTATO, TOMATO

Description: The Tomato leafminer is a Lepidoptera with 10 mm wingspan; it causes damage to tomato, aubergine and other Solanaceae, although it has a preference for tomatoes.

 

Number of annual generations: normally, there are up to 12 generations a year.

 

Damage: larvae damage leaves, stems and fruits, creating galleries and perforations. In stems, the galleries can affect the plant’s development. The fruits, once attacked, can be affected by other pathogens.