EPPO Global Database

Pezothrips kellyanus(PEZTKE)

Distribution details in Tunisia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2008
EPPO Reporting Service (2018/187) : first found in 2008 in citrus orchards. Initially considered as a secondary pest, but its distribution and damage have increased. Common in citrus-growing areas of Tunisia (Bizerte, Mornag and Cap-Bon).
* Belaam Kort I, Boulahia-Kheder S (2017) The status of Pezothrips kellyanus Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in citrus orchards of Tunisia. Abstract of a paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Pests in Agriculture (Montpellier, FR, 2017-10-26/27).

* Belaam-Kort I, Marullo R, Attia S, Boulahia-Kheder S (2020) Thrips fauna in citrus orchard in Tunisia: an up-to-date. Bulletin of Insectology 73(1), 1-10.
------- Considered as one of the most abundant species in Navel orange.

* Belaam-Kort I, Mansour R, Attia S, Boulahia-Kheder S (2021) Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in northern Tunisian citrus orchards: population density, damage and insecticide trial for sustainable pest management. Phytoparasitica 49(4), 527-538.