First report of Scirtothrips dorsalis in the Netherlands
The NPPO of the Netherlands recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the detection of Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A2 List) on its territory. In August 2019, during a post-import inspection, 92 plants for planting of Podocarpus were found to be infested by the thrips in a nursery in protected conditions. By beating plants, 11 females, 5 males and 6 second stage larvae were collected but no damage were observed on the plants. The plants had been imported from China in March 2019. Eradication measures are being applied.
The pest status of Scirtothrips dorsalis in the Netherlands is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of the Netherlands (2019-08).
NVWA (2019) Pest report August 2019 - Finding of Scirtothirps dorsalis on ornamental plants for planting of Podocarpus (closed conditions, professional grower). https://english.nvwa.nl/binaries/nvwa-en/documents/plant/plant-health/pest-reporting/documents/august-2019---finding-of-scirtothirps-dorsalis-on-ornamental-plants-for-planting-of-podocarpus/20190829_pest_report_scirtothrips_dorsalis_podocarpus.pdf