Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thrips simplex

Thrips simplex (Morrison, 1930)

gladiolus thrips

on Gladiolus, etc.

parasite

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

host plants

Iridaceae, Liliaceae, restricted polyphagous

Gladiolus.

To a limited degree also Freesia; Iris; Lilium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Berzosa (2000a), Masarovič, Zvaríková, Sigmund & Fedor (2016a), Mound, Morison, Pitkin & Palmer (1976a), Nickle (2008a), Thrips of the British Isles (2020).

Last modified 27.viii.2020