EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/183

Scirtothrips dorsalis in Spain

Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A2 List) was found in Spain on citrus in 2017 in Comunidad Valenciana (EPPO RS 2017/129).The NPPO of Spain recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the detection of S. dorsalis in Andalucía. In June 2019, the pest was identified a plantation of mango trees (Mangifera indica) in a greenhouse in the municipality of Motril (province of Granada). Trace-back studies showed that the plant material originated from a nursery in the same municipality which grows mango and citrus plants. S. dorsalis was identified on Citrus plants. Further trace-back studies showed that the plants from the nursery came from two other nurseries in the provinces of Málaga and Sevilla but the pest was not found there. Eradication measures are being applied. 

The pest status of Scirtothrips dorsalis in Spain is officially declared as: Present, under eradication, only in some parts of the Member State concerned.


NPPO of Spain (2019-08).