EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2004 Num. article: 2004/047

First report of Thrips palmi in Mexico

At the beginning of March 2004, the presence of Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A1 list) was detected on watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) in the municipality of Campeche (state of Campeche) in Mexico. Surveys are being carried out to delimit the extent of the infestation, and phytosanitary measures are applied to eradicate the pest. According to the EPPO Secretariat this is the first report of T. palmi in Mexico.
The situation of T. palmi in Mexico can be described as follows: Present, reported for the first time in 2004, in the municipality of Campeche (state of Campeche).


NAPPO Pest Alert.
Detección de Trips oriental (Thrips palmi Karny), en el municipio Campeche, Campeche, México. News Stories (2004-04-21).