EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1991 Num. article: 1991/16

New distribution list of Thrips palmi

Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 list) is spreading actively throughout the Caribbean. The newest record of T. palmi comes from Saint Lucia.

The new distribution list of T. palmi:

EPPO region: absent

North America: reported only from Hawaii (US).

Asia: Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Most likely the organism is present in many other countries within south and south-eastern Asia.

Africa: Mauritius, Sudan

Central America & Caribbean: at least Antigua and Barbuda,
Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, but actively spreading in the Caribbean and likely to be present in other countries.

Oceania: Australia, Guam, New Caledonia, Western Samoa, Wallis & Futuna Island.


EPPO Secretariat, Paris (1991-03)