First record of black vine thrips, Retithrips syriacus Mayet, in Tunisia

Autores UPV
Revista Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin


During a study on thrips species carried out in Tunisia during 2009 and 2010, Retithrips syriacus was encountered in two different sites and on two host plants: grapevine (Vitis vinifera) and persimmon (Dyospiros kaki). This species is recorded for the first time in Tunisia and the western part of North Africa. Brief information about its worldwide distribution and morphology is presented. © 2011 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2011 OEPP/EPPO.