Record of thrips on some vegetables and ornamental plants from Kulu Valley, Himachal Pradesh.
During a survey of the insect pests of vegetable crops and ornamentals in the Kulu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India, during 1971-73, six species of thrips were found, at altitudes ranging from 1371 to 1829 m above sea level. Thrips flavus Schr. occurred on beet, Chinese cabbage (Brassica chinensis (oleracea var. chinensis)), mustard, blanket flower (Gaillardia sp.), stock (Matthiola incana), hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis), narcissus (Narcissus tazetta), daffodil (Narcissus sp.) and the wild flower Prinsepia utilis, T. tabaci Lind. on beet and hyacinth, T. kodaikanalensis Ananthakrishnan & Jagadish on radish, mustard, stock and hyacinth, T. hawaiiensis (Morg.) on Chinese cabbage and P. utilis, Taeniothrips sp. on Chinese cabbage, and Haplothrips gowdeyi (Franklin) on blanket flower.