SA no longer has Scirtothrips dorsalis

Publication Date
Fri, 26 Jan 2007, 00:00
Last Updated
Jan. 25, 2007, 9:01 a.m.
Report Number
ZAF-01/2
Country
South Africa
Pest Id
Scirtothrips dorsalis - (SCITDO)
Report Status
Final
Pest Status
  • Absent: pest no longer present
Geographical Distribution
A paper by Rugman-Jones et al. 2006. Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 1813-1819 shows that based on molecular differences the thrips species identified as Scirtothrips dorsalis that can commonly be found on Ricinus communis in South Africa is not the
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