EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/57

New records on the distribution of Thrips palmi in North America

According to a distribution list in the "Boletin Fitosanitario" of the Mexican Plant Protection Service Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) is further distributed in the North American region than assumed. The publication mentions as new records of this pest Bermuda as well as California and Texas in the USA.

The EPPO Secretariat is currently trying to obtain a confirmation for these records.


Anonymous (1993) Thrips palmi, una amenaza para la horticultura y fruticultura nacional.
Boletin Fitosanitario Vol. 2 (2), p 3.