A new thrips species recorded in Turkey: Thrips hawaiiensis (Morgan, 1913) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
Hawaiian flower thrips, Thrips hawaiiensis (Morgan, 1913) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is the first time reported from Mersin province in Turkey, on lemons in 2015. T. hawaiiensis caused silvery spots on young fruits and dissertations of the fruits, and also silvered plant tissue on nectarine fruits. Its typical damage on lemon fruits was widely observed in “Yediveren” limon group, which they are flowering throughout a year in the region. After its first detection, it quickly spread over the south eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey. Additionally, this thrips was recorded on some vegetables, ornamentals and field crop plants such as cotton, sunflower, maize and sesame. Brief information about morphology, biology, economic importance and distribution of this pest thrips are also given.
Thrips hawaiiensis, first report, Turkey
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