Update on the situation of Scirtothrips dorsalis in Israel
The NPPO of Israel recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the present situation of Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera, Thripidae – EPPO A2 list). Following the first report on the presence of S. dorsalis in Israel (EPPO RS 2003/084), national surveys have recently identified this thrips throughout the country. To date, no specific damage has been caused to crops by this pest and current phytosanitary actions against other thrips species are adequate to control S. dorsalis.
The declared status of Scirtothrips dorsalis in Israel is now: Present, distribution widespread.
NPPO of Israel, 2005-01.