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Thrips flavus
(honeysuckle thrips)

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Thrips flavus (honeysuckle thrips)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Thrips flavus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • honeysuckle thrips
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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T. flavus adult female.
TitleAdult female
CaptionT. flavus adult female.
CopyrightYu Yan-Fen
T. flavus adult female.
Adult femaleT. flavus adult female.Yu Yan-Fen

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Thrips flavus Schrank

Preferred Common Name

  • honeysuckle thrips

International Common Names

  • English: apple blossom thrips; blossom thrips; cucurbit thrips; flower thrips; pea blossom thrips

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Blasenfuss, Falber; Blasenfuss, Gelber; Blasenfuss, Gelber Nelken-

EPPO code

  • THRIFL (Thrips flavus)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresentRazi et al. (2017)via PestLens newsletter

Asia

ChinaPresentLiang GuiHong et al. (2007)
-YunnanPresentLiang GuiHong et al. (2007)
IndiaPresent, WidespreadVeer (1984); Veer (1985); Mahabir Singh (1986)
-Himachal PradeshPresent, WidespreadMahabir Singh (1986); Mahabir Singh (1987); Mishra et al. (1987); Mahabir Singh (1989); Gupta and Bhalla (1993); Suman Sanjta and Usha Chauhan (2015)
-MaharashtraPresentGahukar (2003)
-OdishaPresentCABI (Undated)Original citation: Sontakke et al., 1989
-PunjabPresent, WidespreadSagar (1978); Sagar (1986); Sagar (1995)
-Uttar PradeshPresent, WidespreadVeer (1984); Veer (1985); Kulshrestha et al. (1986)
IranPresent, LocalizedCABI (Undated)Original citation: Bournier & Couillourd, 1969
JapanPresentOkada and Kudo (1982)
MalaysiaPresentNHM (Undated)
NepalPresentNHM (Undated)
PakistanPresentNHM (Undated)
PhilippinesPresentBournier (1983)
TaiwanPresent, WidespreadChen (1979); Wen and Lee (1982)
ThailandPresentWaterhouse (1993)

Europe

AustriaPresentNHM (Undated)
BulgariaPresent, LocalizedPopov (1973); Radev and Stefanov (1974)
CzechiaPresentNHM (Undated)
CzechoslovakiaPresentRotrekl (1984); Rotrekl (1985)
FrancePresentNHM (Undated)
GermanyPresentNHM (Undated)
ItalyPresentConti et al. (2003)
LithuaniaPresentOstrauskas and Vierbergen (2009)
NorwayPresentNHM (Undated)
PolandPresentKucharczyk et al. (2006)
RussiaPresentNHM (Undated)
SpainPresentNHM (Undated)
SwedenPresentNHM (Undated)
SwitzerlandPresentLewis (1973)
United KingdomPresent, WidespreadMORISON (1957); Morison (1968)

North America

CubaPresentRodríguez-Romero et al. (2011)

Oceania

AustraliaPresentNHM (Undated)

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / lesions: on pods
Fruit / premature drop
Fruit / reduced size
Growing point / lesions
Inflorescence / lesions; flecking; streaks (not Poaceae)
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / abnormal leaf fall
Leaves / yellowed or dead
Seeds / shrivelled
Whole plant / early senescence

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Orius bifilarius Predator Adults/Larvae
Orius minutus Predator Adults/Larvae

References

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Ananthakrishnan TN, 1973. Thrips: Biology and Control. India, New Delhi: McMillan.

Bailey SF, 1935. Thrips as vectors of plant diseases. Journal of Economic Entomology, 28(6):856-863.

Bournier A, Couilloud R, 1969. Cotton thrips in Iran. Coton et Fibres Tropicales, 24(2):211-218.

Bournier JP, 1983. A polyphagous insect: Thrips palmi (Karny), an important pest of cotton in the Philippines. Coton et Fibres Tropicales, 38(3):286-289

Chandra J, Lal OP, 1973. Record of thrips on some vegetables and ornamental plants from Kulu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Entomology, 35(2):164-166

Chen LS, 1979. Thrips infesting tea in Taiwan. Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 21(4):377-382

Conti F, Tumminelli R, Fisicaro R, Perrotta G, Marullo R, Liotta G, 2003. An IPM system for new citrus thrips in Italy. Bulletin OILB/SROP ['Integrated control in citrus fruit crops'. Proceedings of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group, Valencia, Spain, 6-8 November, 2002.], 26(6):203-208.

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

Ecke R Van, 1922. Erste Bijdrage tot de Kennis der Nederlandsche Thysanoptereren. Natuurk Verh Holland Maatsch Wer, 9:42.

Gahukar RT, 2003. Factors influencing thrips abundance and distribution on rose flowers in central India. Journal of Entomological Research, 27(4):271-279.

Gupta PR, Bhalla OP, 1993. Conservation of biotic agents in apple orchards of Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Insect Science, 6(2):204-206; 6 ref.

Gupta PR, Mishra RC, Gupta JK, 1985. Effectiveness of some insecticide sprays against the cabbage aphid and thrips on seed crop of radish. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 19(1):6-10

Kucharczyk H, Setniewska M, Legutowska H, 2006. Differentiation of thrips (Thysanoptera) fauna on herbal plants in Warsaw region. (Zróznicowanie fauny wciornastków (Thysanoptera) na roslinach zielarskich w rejonie warszawskim.) Progress in Plant Protection, 46(2):429-432. http://www.ior.poznan.pl/wydaw/Wyd-PO.htm

Kulshrestha SK, Srivastava AK, Kapoor N, Negi BK, 1986. On the relative abundance and interspecific competition among different thrips species (Thysanoptera: Insecta) infesting flowers of Tagetes erecta L. in the Doon Valley. Indian Journal of Forestry, 9(3):253-257

Lewis T, 1973. Thrips - Their Biology, Ecology and Economic Importance. Department of Entomology, Rothamsted Experimental Station Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England. London, UK; New York, USA: Academic Press.

Liang GuiHong, Zhang HongRui, Li ZiMing, Liu Tao, 2007. Studies on the species of flower thrips and its occurrence in Dounan Chenggong county of Yunnan. Southwest China Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 20(6):1291-1295.

Mahabir Singh, 1989. Damage and economic threshold level of Thrips flavus Schrank to apple blossom in Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Entomology, 51(3):288-293

Mishra RC, Verma AK, Gupta PR, 1987. Insecticides for the control of apple blossom thrips. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 44(1-2):115-120

Morison GD, 1943. Notes on Thysanoptera found on flax (Linum utitatissmum L.) in British Isles. Annals of Applied Biology, 30(3):251-259.

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

Morison GD, 1968. Observations and records of some British Thysanoptera VII. Thripidae, Thrips flavus Schrank and Thrips brevicornis Priesner. Entomologist, 101:205-212.

Okada T, Kudo I, 1982. Relative abundance and phenology of Thysanoptera in a tea field. Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 26(2):96-102

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/

Pillai SRM, Gopi KC, Salarkhan AM, Pankajam S, 1991. Insect pest problems of Albizia lebbek (L.) Benth. in nurseries and young plantations. Indian Journal of Forestry, 14(4):253-260

Popov P, 1973. The thrips on medicinal plants in Bulgaria. Rastitelna Zashchita, 21(9):28-29

Priesner H, 1923. Die larvaen der gelben Thrips Arten. Z. Schedlbekamf, 1:16-20.

Priesner H, 1927. Die Thysanoptera Europos. III. Wien, 343-368.

Radev R, Stefanov SG, 1974. Study on Thrips tabaci Lind. as a pest of cotton. Rasteniev"dni Nauki, 11(5):108-120

Raizada U, 1976. A preliminary report on the fungi infesting thrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae). Entomon, 1(2):155-158

Razi, S., Bernard, E. C., Laamari, M., 2017. A survey of thrips and their potential for transmission of viruses to crops in Biskra (Algeria): first record of the species Frankliniella intonsa and Thrips flavus., 12(2), 197-205. http://www.iresa.agrinet.tn/tjpp/SiteWeb/CurrentIssue/TJPP12-2.pdf

Rodríguez-Romero, A., Posos Ponce, P., Castillo Duvergel, Y., Suris Campos, M., 2011. Species of the genera Thrips and Frankliniella (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) associated with crops in Guantánamo province., 26(3), 144-148. http://scielo.sld.cu/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1010-27522011000300002&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=es

Rotrekl J, 1984. The species and abundance of thrips (Thysanoptera) in lucerne stands in southern Moravia. Sbornik UVTIZ, Ochrana Rostlin, 20(4):273-280

Rotrekl J, 1985. The harmfulness of thrips (Thysanoptera: Terebrantia) to seed lucerne. Sbornik UVTIZ, Ochrana Rostlin, 21(4):255-260.

Sagar P, 1978. A new record of thrips, Thrips flavus Schrank as a pest of Foeniculum vulgare and its control. Food Farming and Agriculture, 9(7):123-124.

Sagar P, 1986. Population abundance of thrips, Thrips flavus Schr. on soya crop. Journal of Research, Punjab Agricultural University, 23(3):458-459

Sagar P, 1987. Efficacy of some insecticides against thrips, Thrips flavus Schrank, a pest of fennel in the Punjab. International Pest Control, 29(6):130, 133

Sagar P, 1995. Thrips, Thrips flavus Schrank - a pest of fennel, dillseed and coriander crops and its management at Ludhiana, India. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on Tospoviruses and Thrips of Floral and Vegetable Crops, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taichung, Taiwan, 7-11 November 1995.

Sandhu GS, Deol GS, 1975. New records of pest on wheat. Indian Journal of Entomology, 37(1):85-86

Sharma PL, Bhalla OP, 1963. Occurrence of thrips damaging apple blossom in Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Entomology, 25(1):85.

Singh M, 1986. Field evaluation of selected insecticides against apple blossom thrips. Indian Journal of Entomology, 48(4):391-394.

Singh M, 1987. Chemical control of blossom thrips in apple. Indian Journal of Entomology, 49(4):580-582.

Singh SJ, Krishnareddy M, 1995. Thrips flavus Schrank (Thysanoptera : Thripidae), a new insect vector of a tospovirus infecting watermelon in India. Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 1(2):115-118; 15 ref.

Singh SJ, Krishnareddy M, Kuo CG, 1997. Watermelon bud necrosis: a new tospovirus disease. International Symposium on Tospoviruses and Thrips of Floral and Vegetables Crops, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taichung, Taiwan, 7-10 November 1995. Acta Horticulturae, 431:68-77.

Smith KGV, 1955. Thrips on the stink horn fungus (Phallus impudicus Pers.). Journal Society of Britian Entomology, 5:109.

Sontakke BK, Singh DN, Misra B, 1989. Seasonal abundance of potato pests in relation to environmental factors. Environment and Ecology, 7(2):391-394

Speyer ER, 1932. Thrips injurious to the carnation plant. In: Report of Experimental Research Station. Cheshunt, UK, 6:63-72.

Speyer ER, 1936. Thrips as pests of glasshouse plants. In: Report of Experimental Research Station. Cheshunt, UK, 2:63-72.

Speyer ER, Parr WJ, 1941. The external structure of some thysanopterous larvae. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London, 91:559-635.

Suman Sanjta, Usha Chauhan, 2015. Survey of thrips fauna and their natural enemies in different fruit crops under mid hills of Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Insect Science (Ludhiana), 28(2):202-207.

Swift JE, Madson HE, 1956. Thrips damage to apple. Journal of Economic Entomology, 49(3):398-399.

Theobald FV, 1926. Notes on some unusual insect pests on fruit. Journal of Pomology, 5:245-247.

Veer V, 1984. On some new records of predators of Thrips flavus Schrank and Thrips hawaiiensis Morgan (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from Dehra Dun (India). Indian Journal of Forestry, 7(3):245-246

Veer V, 1985. Observations on the host preferences and biology of Thrips flavus Schrank (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from Dehra Dun, India. Annals of Entomology, 3(1):39-47

Verma KL, 1977. Thrips recorded on fruit trees from Simla area of Himachal Pradesh. Entomologists' Newsletter, 7(5):19

Verma KL, 1978. India: thrips on fruit trees. Quarterly Newsletter, FAO Plant Protection Committee for the South East Asia and Pacific Region, 21(1):1-2

Verma TD, Kakar KL, Dogra GS, 1985. Efficacy of different insecticides against Thrips flavus Schrank on peas. Pesticides, 19(1):55-56

Waterhouse DF, 1993. The Major Arthropod Pests and Weeds of Agriculture in Southeast Asia. ACIAR Monograph No. 21. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 141 pp.

Wen HC, Lee HS, 1982. Field studies on cucurbit thrip (Thrips flavus) and its control. Journal of Agricultural Research of China, 31(1):89-96

Wen HC, Lee HS, 1983. Effects of granular insecticides on the control of some pests during early growth stage of watermelon plants. Journal of Agricultural Research of China, 32(2):155-160

Distribution References

Bournier J P, 1983. A polyphagous insect: Thrips palmi (Karny), an important pest of cotton in the Philippines. (Une insecte polyphage: Thrips palmi (Karny), important ravageur du cotonnier aux Philippines.). Coton et Fibres Tropicales. 38 (3), 286-289.

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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

Chen L S, 1979. Thrips infesting tea in Taiwan. Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan. 21 (4), 377-382.

Conti F, Tumminelli R, Fisicaro R, Perrotta G, Marullo R, Liotta G, 2003. An IPM system for new citrus thrips in Italy. Bulletin OILB/SROP. 26 (6), 203-208.

Gahukar R T, 2003. Factors influencing thrips abundance and distribution on rose flowers in central India. Journal of Entomological Research. 27 (4), 271-279.

Gupta P R, Bhalla O P, 1993. Conservation of biotic agents in apple orchards of Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Insect Science. 6 (2), 204-206.

Kucharczyk H, Setniewska M, Legutowska H, 2006. Differentiation of thrips (Thysanoptera) fauna on herbal plants in Warsaw region. (Zróżnicowanie fauny wciornastków (Thysanoptera) na roślinach zielarskich w rejonie warszawskim.). Progress in Plant Protection. 46 (2), 429-432. http://www.ior.poznan.pl/wydaw/Wyd-PO.htm

Kulshrestha S K, Srivastava A K, Kapoor N, Negi B K, 1986. On the relative abundance and interspecific competition among different thrips species (Thysanoptera: Insecta) infesting flowers of Tagetes erecta L. in the Doon Valley. Indian Journal of Forestry. 9 (3), 253-257.

Lewis T, 1973. Thrips - Their Biology, Ecology and Economic Importance., Hertfordshire, England London; New York, UK; USA: Department of Entomology, Rothamsted Experimental Station Harpenden, Academic Press.

Liang GuiHong, Zhang HongRui, Li ZiMing, Liu Tao, 2007. Studies on the species of flower thrips and its occurrence in Dounan Chenggong county of Yunnan. Southwest China Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 20 (6), 1291-1295.

Mahabir Singh, 1986. Field evaluation of selected insecticides against apple blossom thrips. Indian Journal of Entomology. 48 (4), 391-394.

Mahabir Singh, 1987. Chemical control of blossom thrips in apple. Indian Journal of Entomology. 49 (4), 580-582.

Mahabir Singh, 1989. Damage and economic threshold level of Thrips flavus Schrank to apple blossom in Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Entomology. 51 (3), 288-293.

Mishra R C, Verma A K, Gupta P R, 1987. Insecticides for the control of apple blossom thrips. Indian Journal of Horticulture. 44 (1-2), 115-120.

MORISON G D, 1957. A Review of British Glasshouse Thysanoptera. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London. 109 (pt. 16), 467-520 pp.

Morison GD, 1968. Observations and records of some British Thysanoptera VII. Thripidae, Thrips flavus Schrank and Thrips brevicornis Priesner. In: Entomologist, 101 205-212.

NHM, Undated. Specimen record from the collection in the Natural History Museum (London, UK)., London, UK: Natural History Museum (London).

Okada T, Kudo I, 1982. Relative abundance and phenology of Thysanoptera in a tea field. Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology. 26 (2), 96-102. DOI:10.1303/jjaez.26.96

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

Popov P, 1973. The thrips on medicinal plants in Bulgaria. Rastitelna Zashchita. 21 (9), 28-29.

Radev R, Stefanov S G, 1974. Study on Thrips tabaci Lind. as a pest of cotton. Rasteniev"dni Nauki. 11 (5), 108-120.

Razi S, Bernard E C, Laamari M, 2017. A survey of thrips and their potential for transmission of viruses to crops in Biskra (Algeria): first record of the species Frankliniella intonsa and Thrips flavus. Tunisian Journal of Plant Protection. 12 (2), 197-205. http://www.iresa.agrinet.tn/tjpp/SiteWeb/CurrentIssue/TJPP12-2.pdf

Rodríguez-Romero A, Posos Ponce P, Castillo Duvergel Y, Suris Campos M, 2011. Species of the genera Thrips and Frankliniella (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) associated with crops in Guantánamo province. (Especies de los géneros Thrips y Frankliniella (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) asociadas a cultivos en la provincia de Guantánamo.). Revista de Protección Vegetal. 26 (3), 144-148. http://scielo.sld.cu/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1010-27522011000300002&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=es

Rotrekl J, 1984. The species and abundance of thrips (Thysanoptera) in lucerne stands in southern Moravia. (Druhové a početní zastoupení třásnokřídlých (Thysanoptera) v porostech vojtěšky na jižní Moravě.). Sborník ÚVTIZ, Ochrana Rostlin. 20 (4), 273-280.

Rotrekl J, 1985. The harmfulness of thrips (Thysanoptera: Terebrantia) to seed lucerne. (Skodlivost třásněnek (Thysanoptera: Terebrantia) na semenné vojtěšce.). Sborník ÚVTIZ, Ochrana Rostlin. 21 (4), 255-260.

Sagar P, 1978. A new record of thrips, Thrips flavus Schrank as a pest of Foeniculum vulgare and its control. In: Food Farming and Agriculture, 9 (7) 123-124.

Sagar P, 1986. Population abundance of thrips, Thrips flavus Schr. on soya crop. Journal of Research, Punjab Agricultural University. 23 (3), 458-459.

Sagar P, 1995. Thrips, Thrips flavus Schrank - a pest of fennel, dillseed and coriander crops and its management at Ludhiana, India. [Proceedings of International Symposium on Tospoviruses and Thrips of Floral and Vegetable Crops], Taichung, Taiwan: Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute.

Suman Sanjta, Usha Chauhan, 2015. Survey of thrips fauna and their natural enemies in different fruit crops under mid hills of Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Insect Science (Ludhiana). 28 (2), 202-207.

Veer V, 1984. On some new records of predators of Thrips flavus Schrank and Thrips hawaiiensis Morgan (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from Dehra Dun (India). Indian Journal of Forestry. 7 (3), 245-246.

Veer V, 1985. Observations on the host preferences and biology of Thrips flavus Schrank (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from Dehra Dun, India. Annals of Entomology. 3 (1), 39-47.

Waterhouse D F, 1993. The major arthropod pests and weeds of agriculture in Southeast Asia. Canberra, Australia: ACIAR. v + 141 pp.

Wen H C, Lee H S, 1982. Field studies on cucurbit thrip (Thrips flavus) and its control. Journal of Agricultural Research of China. 31 (1), 89-96.

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