Composition, frequency and abundance of thrips (Thysanoptera) species on outdoor ornamental plants in Balcalı, Adana (Türkiye)

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Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.60, no.2, pp.197-204, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Objective: Phytophagous thrips are among the important pests of ornamental plants. Unlike other studies, in this study, thrips species mostly in perennial arboreal and shrub plants were investigated in the Balcalı location of Adana province, Türkiye in 2019-2020. Materials and Methods: Thrips were collected from ornamental plants by shaking method, and the collected individuals were stored in 60% ethyl alcohol. Results and Conclusion: Eleven harmful and two beneficial thrips species were determined from 788 adult thrips individuals collected. The most common and abundant in dense numbers, respectively, Hot pepper thrips, Thrips hawaiiensis (Morgan, 1913), Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande, 1895) that they are important pests, and Gold-tipped tubular thrips, Haplothrips gowdeyi (Franklin, 1908) were determined and constituted 58.6%, 27.5% and 4.0% of the total individuals, respectively.