DOI: 10.1111/epp.12968 ISSN: 0250-8052

First report of Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood in the Canary Islands

Angelos Mouratidis, Saskia Bastin, Marta Pomposo, Elías Marrero, Arturo Goldarazena, Estrella Hernández‐Suárez
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


The chilli thrips Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is an invasive polyphagous pest of several crops, and is native to South and East Asia. In recent decades, this thrips has successfully established in parts of the African and American continents. In the EPPO region its distribution is limited to Israel and Türkiye, and it is considered as under eradication in mainland Spain. This paper presents the first report of S. dorsalis on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), where individuals were initially found infesting mango in 2016, and subsequent inspections revealed infestations in 2022 that allowed its identification.

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