Exotic Pest Reporting
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Tomato Leaf Miner
Tomato Leaf Miner (Tuta absoluta) is an insect pest. It is a native of South America.
Tuta absoluta is a devastating pest of Tomato and is also reported on potato, eggplant and common beans. It can breed between 10-12 generations a year and each female can lay 250-300 eggs in her life time.
This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.
06/11/2013 - Valley Insect Hunting Begins