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Abstract

First report of invasive Thrips, Thrips parvispinus (karny) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) infesting chilli, Capsicum annuum L. in Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Invasive thrips, Thrips parvispinus (Karny) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) has been reported first time infesting chilli, Capsicum annuum in the farmer's fields of Sonna, Kasarbosaga and Hipparaga SN, Rajavala, Biral, Madaraki, Harval and Rampur villages of Jewargi Taluka, Kalaburagi district of Kalyana Karnataka region, India. Both nymphs and adults lacerate on flowers, flower buds, leaves and small fruits. Further, it was observed that females are black in colour, while males are yellow and both were found damaging flowers in groups. Probably, it may pose a serious threat to other agriculturally important crops also. So, it is need of the hour to monitor this pest in terms of its distribution, host range and damage potentiality to formulate suitable management strategies.