Multiple thrips species can be found in cultivated plants particularly on many vegetable and ornamental crops with economic value. They feed by piercing plant cells and sucking out the contents. This leads to characteristic scratching damage  and yellow speckled leaves or removal of pigment from flowers,  Fruit damage can also occur with scratching on peppers and aubergines and pigtailing on cucumbers.

 Also transmitting viruses, they can be the cause of major economic losses in crops.

 Most important Thrips species

  • Frankliniella occidentalis – Western Flower Thrips
  • Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis  – Greenhouse thrips
  • Thrips tabaci – Onion Thrips
  • Thrips setosus – Japanese Thrips
  • Echinothrips americanus – Echino thrips
  • Parthenothrips dracaenae – Zebra Palm thrips
  • Thrips palmi – Palm Thrips
  • Thrips fuscipennis – Rose Thrips
  • Frankniella intonsa (European Flower Thrips)
  • Scirtothrips citri (Citrus Thrips)
  • Scirtothrips dorsalis (Chili Thrips)
  • Scirtothrips perseae (Avocado Thrips)
  • Selenothrips rubrocictus (Redbanded Thrips)
  • Thrips parvispinus (Pepper Thrips)
  • Predatory thrips
  • Franklinothrips vespiformis (Vespiform Thrips)
  • Scolothrips sexmaculus (Six spotted Thrips)
  • Aeolothrips spp.


Working with a variety of predatory insect or mite species will ensure thrips control under a number of conditions.  Each predatory insect / mite works best in different conditions of climate and habitat, also having a varied mode of action. On top of that, our technologies make the difference: blisters, sachets, Bugline…