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The thrips ( Thrips ), belonging to the order Thysanoptera and family Thripidae are distributed worldwide, present the tropics to the polar regions depending on species. Several of them attack vegetable crops, in particular the tobacco thrips ( Thrips tabaci Lindeman) and the Californian thrips ( Frankliniella occidentalis  Pergande. The first has been rife for many years in Europe and therefore in France. supplanted by the second which has caused significant damage to many productions, especially in greenhouses, since the early 1980s (tomato, cucumber, pepper, eggplant, chrysanthemum, rosebush ). These two thrips can attack zucchini We should point out that they are vectors of several formidable viruses, in particular the  Tomato spotted wilt virus which is rife on tomatoes and various other plants.
Other species of thrips can attack Cucurbitaceae, Thrips palmi Karny, Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis Clogged  ( ), Frankliniella spp. , etc.
Last change : 07/08/21