EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/016

Thrips palmi does not occur in Slovakia

Dr Vierbergen informed the EPPO Secretariat that the following literature record mentioning the presence of Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) in Slovakia is invalid.

“Thrips palmi Karny, 1925 (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) does not occur in Slovakia. This report refers to the recent paper on the occurrence of Thrips palmi in a Slovakian greenhouse (Fedor, P.J., Majzlan, O., 2002: Thrips palmi Karny, 1925 (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) – škodca skleníkov na Slovensku. In: Janitor, A., Ochrana rastlín v III. Miléniu – Zborník z konferencie k 50. výročiu založenia Ústavu experimentálnej fytopatológie a entomológie SAV, p. 104 – 106, Ivanka pri Dunaji, VEDA, 147 pp.). Reexamination of the specimens concerned showed that they were misidentified and belong to Drepanothrips reuteri Uzel. The situation of Thrips palmi in Slovakia can be described as follows: Absent, pest record invalid.”


Dr. Peter Fedor, Department of Ecosozology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University,  Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia. 

Mr. Bert Vierbergen, Plant Protection Service, Section of Entomology, P.O. Box 9102, 6700 HC  WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands.