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Abstract

The abundance of Thrips parvispinus Karny (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on various crops in Jambi region, Sumatera, Indonesia.

Abstract

This study is aimed to analyze the abundance of Thrips parvispinus on different plants. The study was conducted through a survey of the plants attacked by thrips by using transects. Thrips were collected in 70% alcohol. The results showed that there were 32 types of plants infested by thrips. Thrips parvispinus was found on all plants surveyed by the number dominates. Thrips parvispinus was highest on chili, melon, cucumber, eggplant and squash. Information on abundance of Thrips parvispinus and its host plants is very important to check the invasion of this thrips species.