Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thrips simplex

Thrips simplex (Morrison, 1930)

gladiolus thrips

on Gladiolus, etc.


Thrips on the underground parts and in the leaf folds and sheaths. Their feeding activities cause white, linear discolourations and malformations of the flowers.

host plants

Iridaceae, Liliaceae, restricted polyphagous


To a limited degree also Freesia; Iris; Lilium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Taeniothrips simplex.


Berzosa (2000a), Denmark & Price (2019a), Karadjova & Krumov (2015a), Kucharczyk (2010a), Masarovič, Zvaríková, Sigmund & Fedor (2016a), Mound, Morison, Pitkin & Palmer (1976a), Nickle (2008a), Schliephake (1965a), Thrips of the British Isles (2020), Trdan, Andjus, Raspudić & Kač (2005a).

Last modified 15.ix.2023