Distribution details in Cyprus
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated
2010: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1996
First found in 1996, it then became an economic pest on citrus in the coastal plantations of Limassol and Paphos districts. Studies carried out in 2003 and 2008 showed that it is the most common thrips species in citrus orchards, together with Frankliniella occidentalis and Thrips tabaci.
* Vassiliou VA (2010) Ecology and behavior of Pezothrips kellyanus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on citrus. Journal of Economic Entomology 103(1), 47-53.