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Hercinothrips femoralis
(banded greenhouse thrips)



Hercinothrips femoralis (banded greenhouse thrips)


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  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Hercinothrips femoralis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • banded greenhouse thrips
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Hercinothrips femoralis (Reuter)

Preferred Common Name

  • banded greenhouse thrips

Other Scientific Names

  • Heliothrips femoralis Reut.
  • Hercothrips femoralis

International Common Names

  • English: glasshouse thrips, banded; sugarbeet thrips
  • French: thrips des serres; thrips raye des serres; thrips rayé des serres

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: brun væksthusthrips
  • Finland: mustareisiripsiäinen
  • Germany: Blasenfuss, Chrysanthemen-
  • Japan: Kuribane-azamiuma
  • Norway: bruntrips
  • Sweden: brun växthustrips

EPPO code

  • HERCFE (Hercinothrips femoralis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Thysanoptera
  •                         Family: Thripidae
  •                             Genus: Hercinothrips
  •                                 Species: Hercinothrips femoralis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


JapanPresentCIE, 1979
Korea, Republic ofPresentCIE, 1979
TurkeyPresentCIE, 1979


NigeriaPresentCIE, 1979
Sierra LeonePresentCIE, 1979
-Canary IslandsPresentCIE, 1979
TanzaniaPresentCIE, 1979

North America

BermudaPresentCIE, 1979
USAPresentCIE, 1979
-ArizonaPresentCIE, 1979
-CaliforniaPresentCIE, 1979
-FloridaPresentCIE, 1979
-HawaiiPresentCIE, 1979

Central America and Caribbean

Dominican RepublicPresentCIE, 1979
HaitiPresentCIE, 1979
JamaicaPresentCIE, 1979
Puerto RicoPresentCIE, 1979
Trinidad and TobagoPresentCIE, 1979

South America

ArgentinaPresentCIE, 1979
BrazilPresentCIE, 1979
-BahiaPresentCIE, 1979


RomaniaPresentCIE, 1979
SpainPresentCIE, 1979
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)PresentCIE, 1979


AustraliaPresentCIE, 1979
New ZealandPresentCIE, 1979

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / discoloration
Fruit / external feeding


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Avidov Z; Harpaz I, 1969. Plant pests of Israel. Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Universities Press.

CIE, 1979. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests. Map No. 402. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Kloet GS; Hincks WD, 1964. A checklist of British insects, Second Edition. Part 1: small orders and Hemiptera. London, UK: Royal Entomological Society, 87.

Lewis T, 1973. Thrips, their biology, ecology and economic importance. London, UK: Academic Press.

Morison GD, 1957. A review of British glasshouse Thysanoptera. Transactions of Royal Entomological Society of London, 109:467-534.

Oetting RD; Beshear RJ, 1980. Host selection and control of the banded greenhouse thrips on ornamentals. Journal of the Georgia Entomological Society, 15(4):475-479

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