• Fn3Pt
  • Arvalis
  • innoplant
  • semae



Among the microlépidoptera Gelechiidae family, three species are of agroeconomical importance and have solanaceous plants as hosts:


  • Phthorimaea operculella (potato tuber moth),
  • Scrobipalpopsis (=Tecia) solanivora (Guatemalan potato moth),
  • Tuta absoluta (tomato leaf miner)


Unlike the potato tuber moth, the two other species have only recently been described as being present in Europe and both may have the potato plant as host as well.

Last change : 07/03/18