EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/028

Survey on glasshouse thrips and tospoviruses in Hungary

In 2002-2004, surveys were carried out in glasshouse crops in Hungary for the presence of thrips and tospoviruses. Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae – EPPO A1 List) was not found during this survey. Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 List) was observed in 17% of the glasshouses surveyed, in all parts of the country. The following species were found in the infested glasshouses, sometimes in mixed populations: Frankliniella occidentalis (in 87% of the sites), Thrips tabaci (20.4%) and Frankliniella intonsa (5.4%). In 2004, samples were also tested for the presence of tospoviruses: Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV - EPPO A2 List), Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV - EPPO A2 List) were detected with average infection levels of 1.3 % and 5.9%, respectively. The EPPO Secretariat had previously no data on the occurrence of INSV in Hungary.


Kovács CV, Kiss F, Lucza Z (2006) [Survey for Frankliniella occidentalis Pergande and Thrips palmi Karny, made together with surveying for tospoviruses in Hungary (2002-2004).]. Növényvédelem 42(7), 365-370 (in Hungarian).