EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2016 Num. article: 2016/095

Eradication of Thrips palmi from Germany

In October 2014, Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A1 List) was detected for the first time in Germany (EPPO RS 2014/180). The pest was found on cyclamens in one glasshouse of a trial facility of the Chamber of Agriculture in Straelen (Nordrhein-Westfalen). All infested cyclamen plants and other potential host plants (e.g. Aquilegia caerulea, Aubrieta sp., Aurinia saxatilis, Brassica sp. Capsicum annuum, Cucumis sativus, Dianthus sp., Lavandula angustifolia, Primula vulgaris, Rosa sp., Saxifraga sp., Solanum lycopersicum) grown on the premises and its vicinity were destroyed. After one year of intensive monitoring in the outbreak site and production companies located within a radius of 1 km, T. palmi was not found. The NPPO of Germany thus considers that the pest has been successfully eradicated.
The pest status of Thrips palmi in Germany is officially declared as: Absent, eradicated.


NPPO of the Germany (2016-05).