EPPO Distribution List for Thrips palmi
T. palmi was described in 1925 from Sumatra and Java (Indonesia) (Karny, 1925). A few years later this species was discovered as far west as Sudan, and as far north as Taiwan. Since 1978, extensive outbreaks are reported yearly from southern Japan (Sakimura et al., 1986). Since 1985 it has been spreading in the Caribbean region. For Central America, the last record is from Venezuela (EPPO RS 95/117). It has been introduced into the Netherlands on Ficus plants imported from Guatemala but has been recently eradicated (EPPO RS 95/048). However, its presence in Guatemala has been denied by the official authorities (EPPO RS 94/015).
EPPO Distribution List: Thrips palmi
EPPO region: Absent.
Asia: Bangladesh (unconfirmed), Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea Democratic People's Republic, Korea Republic, Malaysia (unconfirmed), Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand. It is likely that the organism is present in many other countries within south and south-eastern Asia.
Africa: Mauritius, Nigeria, Réunion, Sudan.
North America: USA (reported only from Hawaii, and in 1991 from Florida).
South America: Guyana, Venezuela.
Central America and Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago.
Oceania: Australia (Queensland, Northern Territory), Guam, New Caledonia, Samoa, Wallis and Futuna Islands.
This distribution list replaces all previous published EPPO Distribution Lists on Thrips palmi!
EPPO Secretariat, 1995-05.