Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scirtothrips inermis

Scirtothrips inermis Priesner, 1933

mainly on deciduous trees


Larvae and adults free in the leaves. At elevated densities the leaves may become malformed and in citrus large, often circular spots develop on the fruits.

host plants

Lauraceae, monophagous

Acacia; Ageratina adenophora; Arbutus unedo; Citrus sinensis; Ilex canariensis; Laurus nobilis; Morella faya; Myoporum laetumMyrtus communis; Ricinus communis; Rumex lunaria; Salix canariensis; Tamarix gallica; Vitis vinifera; Withania aristata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Collins (2006a), Lacasa, Lloréns & Sánchez (1996a), Thrips of the British Isles (2020).

Last modified 8.ix.2020