NEW PEST ALERT: Thrips parvispinus (Karny)

Last Updated on September 10, 2020 by Caroline Warwick


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,, 1-888-397-1517


Posted: September 8, 2020

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Pest Alert, Pests, Thrips

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