Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Thrips infesting tea in Taiwan.

Abstract

In a survey on tea in northern Taiwan, 10 species of thrips were identified, of which Dendrothrips minowai Priesn. is new to Taiwan. A key for their identification is presented. The most important species were Ceratothrips lefroyi (Bagn.), Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood and Thrips hawaiiensis (Morg.). Examples of T. flavus Schr. from tea showed some differences from those on other food-plants, the body being larger and the antennae eight-segmented.