Melon Thrips

Adult melon thrips, Thrips palmi Karny. Photograph by University of Florida.

From the UF/IFAS Featured Creatures article:

The melon thrips, Thrips palmi Karny, is a major pest of vegetables and some other important crops. In Florida, so far it is a field pest only south of Orlando.

Adult: Adults are pale yellow or whitish in color, but with numerous dark setae on the body.

Hosts: Melon thrips is a polyphagous species, but is best known as a pest of Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae.

Melon thrips, Thrips palmi Karny, on a bean pod. Credit: John Capinera, University of Florida


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Eggplant scarring caused by melon thrips. Credit: J. Guyot, INRA, Pointe-à-Pitre,



Posted: January 7, 2016

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Melon Thrips, Thrips

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