First report of Thrips setosus in Germany
In Germany, Thrips setosus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO Alert List) was found for the first time in 2015 on Hydrangea plants grown for cut flower production by the official plant health service of Hamburg. In 2016, further findings were reported in Baden-Württemberg. A specific survey for T. setosus will be included in the 2017 national monitoring programme.
The pest status of Thrips setosus in Germany is officially declared as: Present, few occurrences, not yet confirmed by survey.
NPPO of Germany (2016-10).