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Taeniothrips inconsequens
(pear thrips)

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Taeniothrips inconsequens (pear thrips)

Summary

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  • 11 December 2020
  • 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.
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T. inconsequens - pear thrips adult.
AdultT. inconsequens - pear thrips adult.Trevor Lewis

Identity

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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.

Last updated: 17 Feb 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

MoroccoPresent

Asia

ArmeniaPresent
ChinaPresent
-Inner MongoliaPresent
GeorgiaPresent
IranPresent
IsraelPresent
JapanPresent
LebanonPresent
QatarPresent
South KoreaPresent
TajikistanPresent
TurkeyPresent

Europe

AustriaPresent
Bosnia and HerzegovinaPresent
BulgariaPresent
CroatiaPresent
CyprusPresent
CzechiaPresent
DenmarkPresent
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
GreecePresent
HungaryPresent
ItalyPresent
LithuaniaPresent
MoldovaPresent
NetherlandsPresent
NorwayPresent
PolandPresent
PortugalPresent
RomaniaPresent
RussiaPresent
-Russia (Europe)Present
Serbia and MontenegroPresent
SpainPresent
SwedenPresent
SwitzerlandPresent
UkrainePresent
United KingdomPresent

North America

CanadaPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-British ColumbiaPresent
-New BrunswickPresent
-Nova ScotiaPresent
-OntarioPresent
-Prince Edward IslandPresent
-QuebecPresent
United StatesPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-CaliforniaPresent, Widespread
-ConnecticutPresent, Widespread
-IowaPresent
-KansasPresent
-MainePresent
-MarylandPresent
-MassachusettsPresent, Widespread
-MichiganPresent
-MinnesotaPresent
-New HampshirePresent
-New JerseyPresent
-New YorkPresent
-North CarolinaPresent
-OhioPresent
-OregonPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent, Widespread
-Rhode IslandPresent
-UtahPresent
-VermontPresent, Widespread
-VirginiaPresent
-WashingtonPresent
-West VirginiaPresent
-WisconsinPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent
BrazilPresent

Growth Stages

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Flowering stage, Seedling stage, Vegetative growing stage

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 Arthropods|Larvae
Cladosporium Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Hemerobius pacificus Predator Arthropods|Larvae
Hippodamia convergens Predator Arthropods|Larvae
Lecanicillium lecanii Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Orius tristicolor Predator Arthropods|Larvae
Podabrus Predator
Rhaphidia Predator Arthropods|Larvae

References

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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

Cameron, E. A., Teulon, D. A. J., Triapitsyn, S. V., Tunç, I., 2004. The discovery of a new species of Ceranisus from southwestern Turkey. BioControl, 49(4), 373-383. doi: 10.1023/B:BICO.0000034602.63195.de

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. http://versita.com/science/lifesciences/azl/

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.

Parker, B. L., Skinner, M., Lewis, T., 1991. Towards Understanding Thysanoptera. In: General Technical Report NE-147 . 1-464. https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_ne147/gtr_ne147.pdf

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.

Distribution References

Brownbridge M, Adamowicz A, Skinner M, Parker B L, 1999. Prevalence of fungal entomopathogens in the life cycle of pear thrips, Taeniothrips inconsequens (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), in Vermont sugar maple forests. Biological Control. 16 (1), 54-59. DOI:10.1006/bcon.1999.0744

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Cameron E A, Teulon D A J, Triapitsyn S V, Tunç I, 2004. The discovery of a new species of Ceranisus from southwestern Turkey. BioControl. 49 (4), 373-383. DOI:10.1023/B:BICO.0000034602.63195.de

Kucharczyk H, Kucharczyk M, 2013. Characteristic and diagnostic features of the most frequently occurring species of the Thripidae family (Insecta, Thysanoptera) in crown canopies of Central European forests. (Charakterystyka i cechy diagnostyczne wciornastków z rodziny Thripidae (Insecta, Thysanoptera) najczęściej występujących w koronach drzew lasów centralnej Europy.). Leśne Prace Badawcze. 74 (1), 5-11. http://www.lesne-prace-badawcze.pl

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

Mirab-balou M, 2015. New record of the genus and species Taeniothrips inconsequens (Uzel) (Insecta: Thysanoptera) from Qatar. Journal of Crop Protection. 4 (1), 69-72. https://jcp.modares.ac.ir/article-3-6460-en.html

Nystrom K L, Syme P D, 1994. Pear thrips, Taeniothrips inconsequens (Uzel) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), on sugar maple in Ontario. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Ontario. 19-28.

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. http://versita.com/science/lifesciences/azl/ DOI:10.2478/v10043-009-0007-6

Parker B L, Skinner M, Lewis T, 1991. Towards Understanding Thysanoptera. In: General Technical Report NE-147, 1-464. https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_ne147/gtr_ne147.pdf

Skinner M, Parker B L, 1992. Vertical distribution of pear thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in forest soils. Environmental Entomology. 21 (6), 1258-1266. DOI:10.1093/ee/21.6.1258

Teulon D A J, Groninger J W, Cameron E A, 1994. Distribution and host plant associations of Taeniothrips inconsequens (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Environmental Entomology. 23 (3), 587-611. DOI:10.1093/ee/23.3.587

Tunç İ, Bahșİ Ü, Göçmen H, 2012. Thysanoptera fauna of the aegean region, Turkey, in the spring. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 36 (5), 592-606. http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/

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. 12-15.

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