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Quickscan Thrips parvispinus - october 2019


This Quickscan was prompted by the finding of Thrips parvispinus in a glasshouse in the Netherlands. It is an Asian species that may already be present in the EU. The species can probably establish in greenhouses in the EU and possibly outdoors in parts of southern EU member states. The species is known as a pest of various crops in tropical regions. 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.


  • Thrips parvispinus


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PRA Area

  • Netherlands