EPPO Global Database

Scirtothrips dorsalis(SCITDO)

Distribution details in Kenya

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2006/132) : detected in consignments of vegetables exported to UK (interception).

EPPO Reporting Service (2007/098) : detected on Momordica imported from Kenya into UK (interception).

EPPO Reporting Service (2013/149) : intercepted by Sweden on a consignment of Momordica charantia from Kenya (interception).

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/004) : found in low numbers in the areas of Kirinyaga and Loitokitok during surveys carried out from December 2012 to December 2013 in the main tomato-growing areas of Kenya.
* Macharia I, Backhouse D, Skilton R, Ateka E, Wu SB, Njahira M, Maina S, Harvey J (2015) Diversity of Thrips species and vectors of Tomato spotted wilt virus in tomato production systems in Kenya. Journal of Economic Entomology 108(1), 20-28.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Tanzania Absent, unreliable record view...
Uganda Present, no details view...