First report of Thrips palmi in Iraq
During 2009 and 2010, samples of thrips were collected from Baghdad and Karkalla Governorates in Iraq from leaves and flowers of many crops such as potato, tomato, eggplant, cucumber and melon grown in the field and greenhouses. During this study, the presence of Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A1 List) was detected. The insect was identified on the basis of its morphological characteristics. This is the first time that T. palmi is reported from Iraq.
The situation of Thrips palmi in Iraq can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2010.
Hamodi AA, Abdul-Rssoul MS (2012) New record of Thrips palmi Karny 1925 (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Iraq. Arab Journal of Plant Protection 30(1), 142-144 (in Arabic).