Biological control of Thrips palmi
In Japan experiments were carried out to estimate the suppressive effect of Orius sp. on Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 pest) on aubergine under field conditions.
It was investigated that the thrips density and the damage on aubergine fruits due to thrips was considerably lower when the predator was present.
Nagai, K. (1990) Suppressive effect of Orius spp. on the population density of Thrips palmi in eggplant in an open field.
Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology 34, 109-114.