EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2020 Num. article: 2020/216

First report of Scirtothrips dorsalis in Brazil

In Brazil, the presence of Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A2 List) was first reported in 2018. Adults and immatures of S. dorsalis were found on leaves of non-grafted seedlings of Anacardium occidentale maintained in a greenhouse in the state of Ceará.

The situation of Scirtothrips dorsalis in Brazil can be described as follows: Present, few occurrences (detected in a glasshouse in Ceará state).


Dias-Pini NS, Lima MGA, Lima EFB, Maciel GPS, Duarte PM (2018) Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae): a newly introduced polyphagous pest in northeastern Brazil. Neotropical Entomology 47, 725–728.