Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Thrips parvispinus
(tobacco thrips)



Thrips parvispinus (tobacco thrips)


  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Thrips parvispinus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • tobacco thrips
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Thrips parvispinus Karny

Preferred Common Name

  • tobacco thrips

Other Scientific Names

  • Isoneurothrips parvispinus

EPPO code

  • THRIPV (Thrips parvispinus)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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: 24 Jun 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


RéunionPresentEPPO (2020)
TanzaniaPresentEPPO (2020)
UgandaPresentEPPO (2020)


IndiaPresentKaomud Tyagi et al. (2015); EPPO (2020)
-KarnatakaPresentEPPO (2020)
IndonesiaPresentWaterhouse (1993); EPPO (2020)
-JavaPresentEPPO (2020)
-SumatraPresentEPPO (2020)
MalaysiaPresentWaterhouse (1993); EPPO (2020)
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresentEPPO (2020)
MyanmarPresentEPPO (2020)
SingaporePresentEPPO (2020)
TaiwanPresentEPPO (2020)
ThailandPresentWaterhouse (1993); EPPO (2020)


FrancePresentEPPO (2020)
GreecePresent, Few occurrencesEPPO (2020)
NetherlandsPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
SpainPresent, Few occurrencesEPPO (2020)

North America

BarbadosPresent, Localized2020IPPC (2020)Present: at low prevalence
United States
-HawaiiPresentEPPO (2020)


AustraliaPresentEPPO (2020)
Solomon IslandsPresentEPPO (2020)

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