First report of Thrips setosus in France
The NPPO of France recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first report of Thrips setosus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO Alert List) on its territory. In September 2016, T. setosus was found on Hydrangea sp. plants grown in a glasshouse located in Southern France (Var department). The identity of the pest was confirmed by morphological methods. No official measures were taken.
The pest status of Thrips setosus in France is officially declared as: Present, only in some areas.
NPPO of France (2016-11).