Quick scan Frankliniella insularis
The quick scan concerns a flower thrips, Frankliniella insularis, which has not been intercepted before by the NPPO of the Netherlands. Establishment outdoors is very unlikely but the species may be able to establish in glasshouses. The species is not known as a major pest in its current area of distribution (tropical and subtropical areas) and its potential impact for Dutch glasshouse crops may be limited. This assessment is, however, uncertain. The probability of introduction with import of end produce (cut flowers, fruits and vegetables) is assessed to be low.
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