Gravid females insert the eggs inside plant tissues above the soil surface. They pass through two larval stages \⠀猀琀 愀渀搀 ㈀渀搀 椀渀猀琀愀爀猀尩 that last for 6–7 days. OUTPUTS: Life table and other parameters of the chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis were studied in a greenhouse at Homestead, Florida. Scirtothrips dorsalis receives a High (3) in this category. Life Cycle and Biology The life cycle stages of S. dorsalis include egg, first and second instar larvae, prepupa, pupa and adult. Introduction 2. The eggs hatch in 6–8 days. Description & Life cycle Assessment of risk High Priority Organism: Scirtothrips dorsalis (Chilli thrips) the aerial parts of the plant, causing the growing partsto distort and discolour and in serious infestations to totally defoliate the plant. The life cycle for S. dorsalis is similar to that of western flower thrips. Marks of Identification 9. Scientific name : Scirtothrips dorsalis Order : Thysanoptera Family : Thripidae 4. 3) Pest Dispersal Potential: Chilli thrips reproduces rapidly: each female lays 60-200 eggs and the thrips completes its life cycle in 12-22 days 2. Management 5. 1. The thrips is reported to disperse only 12-20m on its own 1, but it may spread long distance in commerce on plants or plant parts. During th對is time they actively feed on the host plant. An established population of this pest was first detected in the United States on landscape roses in Florida in 2005. Female S. dorsalis insert their eggs inside plant \൴issue. Life History of Pest Thrips 30 to 40 days for a complete generation 6, 5, and 5 days for development of egg, larva, and pupa Pollen doubles or triples fecundity Strong aggregation tendencies for flowers of Thrips and Frankliniella species Scirtothrips aggregate on young foliage and flowers The life cycle stages of S. dorsalis include egg, first and second instar larvae, prepupa, pupa and adult. ... Life Cycle. Economic Important 3. The stages of the life cycle of S. dorsalis include the egg, first and second instar larva, prepupa, pupa and adult. Nature of damage 11. Present: In the United States, the Chilli Thrip Scirtothrips dorsalis, is a relatively new, introduced insect pest in Florida and Texas. The life cycle is similar to Western Flower Thrips, with the entire life cycle complete within 14 to 20 days. It is highly polyphagous (including kiwifruit) and with a trees by application of white solution with/without reflective sheet mulching. Yield loss 6. Gravid females insert the eggs inside plant tissues above the soil surface. The eggs are microscopic (0.075 mm long and 0.070 mm wide), kidney-shaped and creamy white in color (Seal et al. Vector 12. Host Plant: Scirtothrips dorsalis is a polyphagous species with more than 100 recorded hosts from about 40 different families. Life cycle 10. Host range 4. Scientific Classification 8. Gravid females lay eggs inside the plant tissue (above the soil surface) and eggs hatch between 5-8 days depending upon environmental conditions [12, 16]. - Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology 39 … ETL 7. 2009a). Average time for life cycle stages includes the following: ... U.S. Mean numbers of larvae per plant were significantly higher on pepper and on the rose cultivar, Knockout, than on bean, eggplant, squash and tomato. Area and Distribution 5. Tsuchiya, M, Masui, S & Kuboyama, N (1995): Reduction of population density of Yellow Tea Thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood) on Mandarine Orange (Citrus-Unshiu Marc.) Chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis (Hood), is an important pest of crops in tropical and subtropical regions.