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Taeniothrips inconsequens
(pear thrips)



Taeniothrips inconsequens (pear thrips)


  • Last modified
  • 03 January 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Taeniothrips inconsequens
  • Preferred Common Name
  • pear thrips
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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T. inconsequens - pear thrips adult.
CaptionT. inconsequens - pear thrips adult.
CopyrightTrevor Lewis
T. inconsequens - pear thrips adult.
AdultT. inconsequens - pear thrips adult.Trevor Lewis


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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Taeniothrips inconsequens (Uzel)

Preferred Common Name

  • pear thrips

Other Scientific Names

  • Euthrips inconsequens (Uzel)
  • Euthrips pyri Daniel
  • Physopus inconsequens Uzel
  • Physopus pyri (Daniel)
  • Taeniothrips pyri (Daniel)

International Common Names

  • English: fruit tree thrips
  • Spanish: trips del peral
  • French: thrips du poirier

Local Common Names

  • Bosnia-Hercegovina: kruskin trips
  • Denmark: paerethrips
  • Finland: paeaerynaeripsiaeinen
  • Germany: birnenblasenfuss; birnenthrips
  • Italy: teniotripide bruno; tripide del pero
  • Netherlands: peretrips
  • Norway: paerethrips
  • Sweden: paerontrips

EPPO code

  • TAETIN (Taeniothrips inconsequens)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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


ArmeniaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
ChinaPresentWang ZhenPing, 2000
-Nei MengguPresentWang ZhenPing, 2000
Georgia (Republic of)PresentTeulon et al., 1994
IranPresentTeulon et al., 1994
IsraelPresentTeulon et al., 1994
JapanPresentTeulon et al., 1994
Korea, Republic ofPresentTeulon et al., 1994
LebanonPresentTeulon et al., 1994
TajikistanPresentTeulon et al., 1994
TurkeyPresentTeulon et al., 1994


MoroccoPresentTeulon et al., 1994

North America

CanadaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-British ColumbiaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-New BrunswickPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-Nova ScotiaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-OntarioPresentNystrom and Syme, 1994; Teulon et al., 1994
-Prince Edward IslandPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-QuebecPresentTeulon et al., 1994
USAPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-CaliforniaWidespreadTeulon et al., 1994
-ConnecticutWidespreadTeulon et al., 1994
-IowaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-KansasPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-MainePresentTeulon et al., 1994
-MarylandPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-MassachusettsWidespreadTeulon et al., 1994
-MichiganPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-MinnesotaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-New HampshirePresentTeulon et al., 1994
-New JerseyPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-New YorkPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-North CarolinaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-OhioPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-OregonPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-PennsylvaniaWidespreadTeulon et al., 1994
-Rhode IslandPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-UtahPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-VermontWidespreadTeulon et al., 1994
-VirginiaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-WashingtonPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-West VirginiaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-WisconsinPresentTeulon et al., 1994

South America

ArgentinaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
BrazilPresentTeulon et al., 1994


AustriaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
Bosnia-HercegovinaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
BulgariaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
CroatiaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
CyprusPresentTeulon et al., 1994
Czech RepublicPresentTeulon et al., 1994
DenmarkPresentTeulon et al., 1994
FrancePresentTeulon et al., 1994
GermanyPresentTeulon et al., 1994
GreecePresentTeulon et al., 1994
HungaryPresentTeulon et al., 1994
ItalyPresentTeulon et al., 1994
LithuaniaPresentOstrauskas and Vierbergen, 2009
MoldovaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
NetherlandsPresentTeulon et al., 1994
NorwayPresentTeulon et al., 1994
PolandPresentTeulon et al., 1994
PortugalPresentTeulon et al., 1994
RomaniaPresentTeulon et al., 1994
Russian FederationPresentTeulon et al., 1994
-Russia (Europe)PresentTeulon et al., 1994
SpainPresentLacasa, 1994
SwedenPresentTeulon et al., 1994
SwitzerlandPresentTeulon et al., 1994
UKPresentTeulon et al., 1994
UkrainePresentTeulon et al., 1994
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)PresentTeulon et al., 1994

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / abnormal shape
Fruit / external feeding
Growing point / dieback
Growing point / external feeding
Inflorescence / discoloration panicle
Inflorescence / external feeding
Inflorescence / fall or shedding
Inflorescence / twisting and distortion
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / abnormal leaf fall
Leaves / abnormal patterns
Leaves / external feeding
Leaves / necrotic areas
Stems / gummosis or resinosis

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Aeolothrips fasciatus Predator
Aeolothrips kuwani Predator
Chrysoperla plorabunda Predator Larvae
Cladosporium Pathogen Larvae
Hemerobius pacificus Predator Larvae
Hippodamia convergens Predator Larvae
Lecanicillium lecanii Pathogen Larvae
Orius tristicolor Predator Larvae
Podabrus Predator
Rhaphidia Predator Larvae


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Bailey SF, 1944. The pear thrips in California. California Agriculture Experiment Station Bulletin, 687:1-55.

Brownbridge M, 1995. Prospects for mycopathogens in thrips management. In: Parker BL, Skinner M, Lewis T, eds. Thrips Biology and Management. NATO ASI Series, Series A, Life Sciences, Vol. 276. New York, USA: Plenum Press, 281-295.

Brownbridge M; Humber RA; Parker BL; Skinner M, 1993. Fungal entomopathogens recovered from Vermont forest soils. Mycologia, 85(3):358-361

de Santis L; Gallego de Sureda AE; Zulema Merloo E, 1980. Estudio sinoptico de los Tisanopteros Argentinos (Insecta). Obra del Centenario del Musea de La Plata, 6:91-166.

Dyadechko NP, 1977. Thrips or Fringe-winged Insects (Thysanoptera) of the European Part of the USSR. New Delhi, India: Amerind.

Ellsworth DS; Tyree MT; Parker BL; Skinner M, 1994. Photosynthesis and water-use efficiency of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) in relation to pear thrips defoliation. Tree Physiology, 14(6):619-632

Jenser G, 1982. Tripszek-Thysanoptera. Magyarország Allatvilága Fauna Hungariae, No. 152(13). Budapest, Hungary: Akadémiai Kiadó, 94.

Lacasa A, 1994. The Thysanoptera (Insecta) associated with the current crops of southeast Spain. Courier Forsch-Institut Senckenberg, 178:9-13.

McMullen RD, 1972. Taeniothrips orionis oviposition and feeding injury on cherries. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia, 69:3-5.

Mound LA; Morison GD; Pitkin BR; Palmer JM, 1976. Handbooks for the identification of British insects. Vol. 1, part 11. Thysanoptera. Handbooks for the identification of British insects. Vol. 1, part 11. Thysanoptera. Royal Entomological Society of London. London UK, 79 pp.

Nash BL; Stanosz GR; Taylor G; Davis DD, 1994. Discula campestris infection of sugar maple leaves associated with pear thrips injury. Plant Disease, 78(3):285-289

Nystrom KL; Syme PD, 1994. Pear thrips, Taeniothrips inconsequens (Uzel) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), on sugar maple in Ontario. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 125:19-28

O'Neill K; Bigelow RS, 1964. The Taeniothrips of Canada (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Canadian Entomolgist, 96:1219-1239.

Ostrauskas H; Vierbergen G, 2009. Additions to the list of Lithuanian Thysanoptera and bionomics of some species collected in 1998-2006. Acta Zoologica Lituanica , 19(1):41-48.

Palmer JM; Mound LA; du Heaume GJ, 1989. Thysanoptera. CIE Guides to Insects of Importance to Man, Vol. 2. Wallingford, UK: CAB International/British Museum of Natural History.

Priesner H, 1964. Ordnung Thysanoptera (Fransenflügler, Thripse). In: Franz H, ed. Bestimmungsbucher zur Bodenfauna Europas. Vol. II. Berlin, Germany: Akademie-Verlag, 1-242.

Priesner H, 1966. Ordnung: Fransenflügler, Thripse. Thysanoptera (Physópoda). Tierwelt Mitteleuropas, 4(9):1-56.

Stannard LJ, 1968. The thrips, or Thysanoptera, of Illinois. Bulletin, Illinois Natural History Survey, 29(4):215-552.

Stanosz GR, 1994. Benomyl and acephate applications increase survival of sugar maple seedlings during their first growing season in northern Pennsylvania. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 24(6):1107-1111

Teulon DAJ; Groninger JW; Cameron EA, 1994. Distribution and host plant associations of Taeniothrips inconsequens (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Environmental Entomology, 23(3):587-611

Teulon DAJ; Kolb TE; Cameron EA; McCormick LH; Hoover GA, 1993. Pear thrips, Taeniothrips inconsequens (Uzel) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), on sugar maple, Acer saccharum Marsh. In: Bhatti JS, ed. Advances in Thysanopterology. New Dehli, India: Scientia Publishing, 355-380.

Wang ZhenPing, 2000. The integrated control of the main pests of Pingguoli pear variety in Hetao district of the inner Mongolia autonomous region. China Fruits, No. 3:12-15.

Woo KS, 1974. Thysanoptera of Korea. Korean Journal of Entomology, 4(2):1-90

Yakhontov VV, 1964. Order Thysanoptera (Physopoda). In: Bei-Bienko GYa, ed. Keys to the Fauna of USSR No. 84. Keys to the Insects of the European USSR Vol. I. Jerusalem: Israel Program for Scientific Translations, 1119-1161.

zur Strassen R, 1985. Fransenflügler (Thysanoptera) von wirtschaftlicher Bedeutung in Mitteleuropa: Ihre Identifizierung. Gesunde Pflanzen, 37(6):237-248.

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