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NEW PEST ALERT: Thrips parvispinus (Karny)

*NEW PEST ALERT*

A sample of thrips collected in a Central Florida greenhouse on Hoya and Anthurium have been identified as Thrips parvispinus (Karny) by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI). This is the first case of this pest in the continental United States.

Information on this pest can be found in the “Pest Alert” regarding T. parvispinus.

For more information on T. parvispinus contact Dr. Felipe N. Soto-Adames, Bureau of Entomology, Nematology and Plant Pathology, DPIHelpline@FDACS.gov, 1-888-397-1517

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