EPPO Global Database

Scirtothrips aurantii(SCITAU)

Hosts

Important note about the classification of host plants in GD:
Categories have been assigned by the EPPO Secretariat on the basis of available data at the time of entry. They correspond to a qualitative evaluation of the importance of the host plant for the pest concerned and remain indicative only.
Further explanation of categories is available in the guide.
Organism Type
Citrus sinensis (CIDSI) Major host
* Rafter MA, Walter GH (2013) Mate recognition in the South African citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii (Faure) and cross-mating tests with populations from Australia and South Africa. Journal of Insect Behaviour, 26, 780-795
------- confirmed host. 

* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- good host in experiments.
Acacia (1ACAG) Wild/Weed
* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- considered as moderate host in experiments (Acacia sophorae, A. longifolia).

* Mound LA, Palmer JM (1981) Identification, distribution and host-plants of the pest species of Scirtothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 71, 467-479.
Bauhinia galpinii (BAUGA) Wild/Weed
* Gilbert MJ (1990) Relative population levels of citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii on commercial citrus and adjacent bush. South African Journal of Zoology, 25, 72-76.
------- confirmed host.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima (CAEPU) Wild/Weed
* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- considered as poor host in experiments.

* Gilbert MJ (1990) Relative population levels of citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii on commercial citrus and adjacent bush. South African Journal of Zoology, 25, 72-76.
------- confirmed host as Acacia karroo.

Calliandra calothyrsus (CDACA) Wild/Weed
* Dubois B, Quilici S (1999) Etude préliminaire de l’évolution des populations de Scirtothrips aurantii Faure sur vigne à l’île de la Réunion. Fruits, 54(1), 67-78. Available at https://revues.cirad.fr/index.php/fruits/article/view/35648
Combretum (1COGG) Wild/Weed
* Mound LA, Palmer JM (1981) Identification, distribution and host-plants of the pest species of Scirtothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 71, 467-479.
Dichrostachys cinerea (DIRCI) Wild/Weed
* Gilbert MJ (1990) Relative population levels of citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii on commercial citrus and adjacent bush. South African Journal of Zoology, 25, 72-76.
------- confirmed host D. cinerea subsp. nyaccana
Kalanchoe pinnata (KANPI) Wild/Weed
* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- prefered host in experiments.
Kalanchoe tubiflora (KANTU) Wild/Weed
* Garms BW, Mound LA, Schellhorn NA (2013) Polyphagy in citrus thrips. Australian Journal of Entomology, 52: 282-289. https://doi.org/10.1111/aen.12028
------- confirmed host as Bryophyllum delagoense.
Leucaena leucocephala (LUAGL) Wild/Weed
* Dubois B, Quilici S (1999) Etude préliminaire de l’évolution des populations de Scirtothrips aurantii Faure sur vigne à l’île de la Réunion. Fruits, 54(1), 67-78. Available at https://revues.cirad.fr/index.php/fruits/article/view/35648
Mucuna coriacea subsp. irritans (MUCCI) Wild/Weed
* Gilbert MJ (1990) Relative population levels of citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii on commercial citrus and adjacent bush. South African Journal of Zoology, 25, 72-76.
------- confirmed host.
Pithecellobium dulce (PIFDU) Wild/Weed
* Ulitzka (unpublished)
Senegalia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha (ACAPM) Wild/Weed
* Gilbert MJ (1990) Relative population levels of citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii on commercial citrus and adjacent bush. South African Journal of Zoology, 25, 72-76.
------- confirmed host as Acacia polycantha subsp. campylacantha.
Vachellia karroo (ACAKA) Wild/Weed
* Gilbert MJ (1990) Relative population levels of citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii on commercial citrus and adjacent bush. South African Journal of Zoology, 25, 72-76.
------- confirmed host as Acacia karroo.
Arachis hypogaea (ARHHY) Host
* Mound LA, Palmer JM (1981) Identification, distribution and host-plants of the pest species of Scirtothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 71, 467-479.
------- only at genus level (Arachis) in Angola and Mauritius
Asparagus (1ASPG) Host
* Mound LA, Palmer JM (1981) Identification, distribution and host-plants of the pest species of Scirtothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 71, 467-479.
Citroncirus (1CJCG) Host
Citrus (1CIDG) Host
* Gilbert MJ (1990) Relative population levels of citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii on commercial citrus and adjacent bush. South African Journal of Zoology, 25, 72-76.
Citrus latifolia (CIDLA) Host
* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- good host in experiments.
Citrus limon (CIDLI) Host
* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- not prefered host in experiments.
Citrus paradisi (CIDPA) Host
* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- not prefered host in experiments.
Citrus reticulata (CIDRE) Host
* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- poor host in experiments.
Fortunella (1FOLG) Host
Gloriosa superba (GLOSI) Host
* Rafter MA, Hereward JP, Walter GH (2013) Species limits, quarantine risk and the intrigue of a polyphagous invasive pest with highly restricted host relationships in its area of invasion. Evolutionary Applications, 6, 1195-1207.
Gossypium (1GOSG) Host
* Mound LA, Palmer JM (1981) Identification, distribution and host-plants of the pest species of Scirtothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 71, 467-479.
Grevillea robusta (GRERO) Host
* Grout TG, Richards GI (1990) The influence of windbreak species on citrus thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) populations and their damage to South African citrus orchards. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 53, 151-157.
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (KANBL) Host
* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- prefered host in experiments.
Macadamia integrifolia (MCDIN) Host
* Rafter MA, Walter GH (2013) Mate recognition in the South African citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii (Faure) and cross-mating tests with populations from Australia and South Africa. Journal of Insect Behaviour, 26, 780-795
------- confirmed host. 
Mangifera indica (MNGIN) Host
* Grové T, Giliomee JH, Pringle KL (2000) Treatment levels for citrus thrips, Scirtothrips aurantii (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), in mango orchards. African Plant Protection, 6(1), 17-20.
------- confirmed host, causing damage in South Africa

* Rafter MA, Walter GH (2013) Mate recognition in the South African citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii (Faure) and cross-mating tests with populations from Australia and South Africa. Journal of Insect Behaviour, 26, 780-795
------- confirmed host. 
Musa x paradisiaca (MUBPA) Host
* Mound LA, Palmer JM (1981) Identification, distribution and host-plants of the pest species of Scirtothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 71, 467-479.

* Nasseh OM, Mughni AAA (1990) Efficacy of chemical and natural insecticides for suppression of Scirtothrips aurantii (Faure) (Thripidae - Thysanoptera) causing banana fruit spotting disease in the Yemen Arab Republic. In: Proceedings, Integrated Pest Management in Tropical and Subtropical Cropping Systems, Frankfurt, 1990, pp. 749-756. Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Persea americana (PEBAM) Host
* Bara GT, Laing MD (2019) Determination of the natural host status of avocado fruit to pestiferous thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa," African Entomology, 27(1), 245-253 https://doi.org/10.4001/003.027.0245
------- confirmed host
Poncirus trifoliata (PMITR) Host
Punica granatum (PUNGR) Host
* Rafter MA, Hereward JP, Walter GH (2013) Species limits, quarantine risk and the intrigue of a polyphagous invasive pest with highly restricted host relationships in its area of invasion. Evolutionary Applications, 6, 1195-1207.
Ricinus communis (RIICO) Host
* Gilbert MJ (1990) Relative population levels of citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii on commercial citrus and adjacent bush. South African Journal of Zoology, 25, 72-76.
------- confirmed host.

* Mound LA, Palmer JM (1981) Identification, distribution and host-plants of the pest species of Scirtothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 71, 467-479.

* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- considered as very poor host in experiments.
Vitis vinifera (VITVI) Host
* Dubois B, Quilici S (1999) Etude préliminaire de l’évolution des populations de Scirtothrips aurantii Faure sur vigne à l’île de la Réunion. Fruits, 54(1), 67-78. Available at https://revues.cirad.fr/index.php/fruits/article/view/35648

* Garms BW, Mound LA, Schellhorn NA (2013) Polyphagy in the Australian population of South African citrus thrips (Scirtothrips aurantii Faure). Australian Journal of Entomology, 52, 282-289. 
------- in laboratory experiments.
x Citrofortunella microcarpa (CJFMI) Host
* Freebairn C (2008) South African citrus thrips in Australia – identity, pest status and control. Final Report: CT03022, Horticultural Australia Ltd., 202 pp.
------- considered as very poor host in experiments.
Capsicum frutescens (CPSFR) Experimental
* Garms BW, Mound LA, Schellhorn NA (2013) Polyphagy in the Australian population of South African citrus thrips (Scirtothrips aurantii Faure). Australian Journal of Entomology, 52, 282-289. 
------- confirmed host in laboratory experiments.
Phaseolus vulgaris (PHSVX) Experimental
* Garms BW, Mound LA, Schellhorn NA (2013) Polyphagy in the Australian population of South African citrus thrips (Scirtothrips aurantii Faure). Australian Journal of Entomology, 52, 282-289. 
------- confirmed host in laboratory experiments.
Pisum sativum (PIBSX) Experimental
* Garms BW, Mound LA, Schellhorn NA (2013) Polyphagy in the Australian population of South African citrus thrips (Scirtothrips aurantii Faure). Australian Journal of Entomology, 52, 282-289. 
------- confirmed host in laboratory experiments.
Vaccinium corymbosum (VACCO) Experimental
* Garms BW, Mound LA, Schellhorn NA (2013) Polyphagy in the Australian population of South African citrus thrips (Scirtothrips aurantii Faure). Australian Journal of Entomology, 52, 282-289. 
------- confirmed host in laboratory experiments.