EPPO Global Database

Scirtothrips dorsalis(SCITDO)

Distribution details in United States of America

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2009: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 475 (2010): Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2005/187) : sporadically reported in Florida in 1990s. In 2005, reported in Palm Beach and Orlando counties.

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/057) : occurs in Florida and Texas.
References
* INTERNET
- 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
- NAPPO Pest Alert - Detection of the Chilli thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood) in Florida (posted on 2005-11-08). http://www.pestalert.org
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service. Pest Alert - Chilli thrips Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) A new pest thrips for Florida by G Hodges, GB Edwards, W Dixon (2005-10). http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/enpp/ento/chillithrips.html