Quickscan Thrips parvispinus - october 2019

This Quickscan was prompted by the finding of Thrips parvispinus (pepertrips – Dutch / tobacco thrips - English) in a glasshouse in the Netherlands. In the past, Thrips parvispinus has not been considered a significant threat for Europe but changes in agricultural practices and climate change may increase the potential impact of the pest. The potential impact for the EU is uncertain.
Growers of infested greenhouses are advised to take eradication measures.