First record of Tuta absoluta in Turkey
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- Kılıç, T. Phytoparasitica (2010) 38: 243. doi:10.1007/s12600-010-0095-7
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In August 2009, boring lepidopteran larvae were found on aerial parts of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) plants in the Urla District of Izmir Province within the Aegean Region of Turkey. Larvae created blotched leaf galleries and superficial mines on fruits. The pest was identified as Tuta absoluta (Meyrick 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). This is the first report of this pest in Turkey.