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


Acacia; Actinidia chinensis; Ageratina adenophora; Arbutus unedo; Begonia; Citrus sinensis; Ephedra major; Ilex canariensis; Laurus nobilis; Melia azedarach; Morella faya; Myoporum laetum; Myrtus communis; Prunus; Ricinus communis; Rosmarinus officinalis; Rumex lunaria; Salix canariensis; Tamarix gallica; Viburnum tinus; Vitis vinifera; Withania aristata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Collins (2006a), Goldarazena (0000a), Lacasa, Lloréns & Sánchez (1996a), zur Strassen & Kuslitzky (2012a), zur Strassen, Lacasa Plasencia & Blasco-Zumeta (1997a), Titschack (1964a), Thrips of the British Isles (2020), Vierbergen, Kucharczyk & Kirk (2010a).

Last modified 8.xi.2023