EPPO Global Database

Echinothrips americanus(ECHTAM)

Distribution details in Spain

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1990s
First found in 1995 on imported poinsettia plants in a nursery. Several other findings were made and in 2011, outbreaks were observed on glasshouse Capsicum spp. in the provinces of Alicante and Murcia. Established in Southeastern Spain.
* Lacasa A, Martinez MA, Lacasa MC, Lorca M, Gomez P, Navarro C, Bielza P, Vierbergen G (2020) Un thrips reiteradamente introducido que se ha instalado en el sureste peninsular: Echinothrips americanus Morgan 1913 (Thysanoptera; Thripidae). Phytoma Espana no. 318, 32-44.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, restricted distribution view...