Interactions between Frankliniella occidentalis and impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus
Experiments in Oregon (US) were conducted to investigate the influence of the presence of impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (potential EPPO A2 quarantine pest) in Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) on its survival, development and reproduction. It was found that western flower thrips which were exposed as larvae to virus-infected food had a lower survival rate, a slower development and a less successful reproduction than thrips which were fed with uninfected food.
DeAngelis, J.D.; Sether, D.M.; Rossignol, P.A. (1993) Survival, Development and Reproduction in western flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) exposed to impatiens necrotic spot virus.
Environmental Entomology 22, 1308-1312.