EPPO Global Database

Scirtothrips dorsalis(SCITDO)

Distribution details in Trinidad and Tobago

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2009: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2003
From CABI Pest map 475 (2010): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Service (2006/127) : first report (2004) in Trinidad on various vegetables.

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/057) : first found in 2003 in Trinidad and found in 6 out of 8 counties (2004). S. dorsalis has been observed on Abelmoschus esculentus, Capsicum annuum, cucurbits, and Solanum melongena, but in 2008 it was not considered as a major problem.
- IPP web site, FAO. Official pest report (2005-11-16) Trinidad and Tobago - chilli thrips, yellow tea thrips, Asian thrips. https://www.ippc.int/IPP/En/default.jsp
- Jha KV, Seal DR, Kakkar G (2009) Chilli thrips. Scirtothrips dorsalis. Featured Creatures. University of Florida, USA. http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/thrips/chilli_thrips.htm

* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Trinidad and Tobago. Chilli thrips, yellow tea thrips, Asian thrips (2006-11-08). https://www.ippc.int/index.php