A new harmful thrips species in orange in Antalya Province: Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)

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Atakan E., Pehlivan S.

Mediterranean Agricultural Sciences (Akdeniz Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi), vol.34, no.3, pp.273-277, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


This study discusses the damage of an invasive insect species chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on orange trees cv. Washington in the Finike district of Antalya Province, Turkey in 2021. This harmful thrips species was recorded for the first time in a citrus grove in Turkey. Thrips cause inward curling of fresh leaves on the young shoots and also necrosis, mostly silvery-white. The biology, ecology, and control of this species are briefly given.