Occurrence and Spread of Invasive Thrips Thrips parvispinus (Karny) in North India


  • Timmanna H. Division of Entomology ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi 110012
  • C. Prashantha Regional Central IPM Centre, Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage, Faridabad 121001, Haryana
  • P. R. Shashank Division of Entomology ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi 110012
  • V. D. Nigam Regional Central IPM Centre, Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage, Faridabad 121001, Haryana
  • Narendra Birla Regional Station, Indore, ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi 110012




Thrips parvispinus, infestation, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, chilli, greenhouse, damage, diagnosis, quarantine pest


The invasive thrips Thrips parvispinus (Karny) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is an important insect pest causing severe damage in chilli-growing areas of south India in the last two years. In the present study, its spread in north and central India in chilli and capsicum is discussed along with diagnosis, occurrence, damage symptoms. A high level of infestation (ranging from 8-12 thrips/flower) was observed on chilli crop in Madhya Pradesh (Khargone, Khandwa, Satna, Narasinghpur, Dhar) and on capsicum hybrids in Haryana (Ambala, Panchkula and Panipat) grown under greenhouse. However, its infestation was less (1-3 thrips/flower) in chilli crop at Chhattisgarh (Bastar, Sarangarh-Bilaigarh, Balod bazar, Durg).


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H., T., Prashantha, C., Shashank, P. R., Nigam, V. D., & Birla, N. (2023). Occurrence and Spread of Invasive Thrips <i>Thrips parvispinus</i> (Karny) in North India. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(1), 160–163. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2022.987



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