Mediterranean Agricultural Sciences (Akdeniz Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi), vol.34, no.3, pp.273-277, 2021 (National Refreed University 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.