EPPO Global Database

Scirtothrips dorsalis(SCITDO)

Distribution details in St Vincent and the Grenadines

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 (2006/138) : first found in 2003.

EPPO Reporting Service (2010/057) : occurs on a large number of plants (Abelmoschus esculentus, Amaranthus sp., Capsicum annuum, Citrullus lanatus, Cucurbita pepo, Lycopersicon esculentum, Phaseolus vulgaris, and Solanum melongena).
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

* Seal DR, Ciomperlik M, Richards ML, Klassen W (2006) Comparative effectiveness of chemical insecticides against the chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), on pepper and their compatibility with natural enemies. Crop Protection 25(9), 947-955.