Thrips palmi is no longer found in Portugal
In 2004, Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A1 List) was detected for the first time in Portugal (see EPPO RS 2004/144). The pest was detected in flowers of kiwi (Actinida chinensis) at 2 locations in the region of Entre Douro e Minho. Measures to control the pest were taken. Surveys took place every year and all results were negative. T. palmi is no longer found in Portugal.
The situation of Thrips palmi in Portugal can be described as follows: Absent, isolated findings were made in 2004 but in later surveys the pest was no longer found.
NPPO of Portugal (2008-02).