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Place traps near doors, vents, and over thrips-sensitive plants. Bulletin IOBC/WPRS 19 (1): 115-118. This is likely related to the closer association of TSWV with vegetables and INSV with ornamentals (Daughtrey et al. Their small size and predisposition towards enclosed places makes them difficult to detect by phytosanitary inspection, while their eggs, laid inside plant tissue, are well-protected from pesticide sprays. Life history and life tables of western flower thrips. 1996. WFT prefer to feed on flowers, so the longer a crop can be grown without flowering, the lower the thrips populations will be. Microbial Insecticides: Novelty or Necessity? 1995, 1997). Development of Species-Specific Primers for Agronomical Thrips and Multiplex Assay for Quarantine Identification of Western Flower Thrips W. B. Yeh, W. B. Yeh 2. Cuban laurel thrips create galls on the leaves. 1997) have been reviewed. The relative suitabilities of cucumbers, tomatoes, and sweet peppers for foraging of O. insidiosus have been compared and cucumber found to be somewhat less suitable (Ferguson and Schmidt 1996). These studies show the potential for controlling WFT in the soil, but other plant management practices may affect the results. van Rijn, 1997. Any small (1mm long) pale yellow or buff colored thrips could be Western Flower Thrips and only with the use of a microscope (>50x mag) can the distinguishing long black spines on the front edge of the shoulders be observed. 1987. Monograph 17, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Studies before 1990 must be carefully interpreted to identify which virus is being discussed. For example, on gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa), unacceptable levels of phytotoxicity to flowers (over 4%) were reached when chlorpyrifos was used at 10-day intervals or when abamectin or cyfluthrin were used at 5-day intervals (Nasruddin and Smitley 1991). 1997). Influence of trap shape, size, and background color on captures of, Vestergaard, S., A. T. Gillespie, T. M. Butt, G. Schreiter, and J. Eilenberg. J. P. Sanderson, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853. 115-118. Parrella. 1992. Riudavets (1995) provides detailed information from the literature on these two important species. pp 601-601 | Resistance was relatively low to chlorpyrifos. Adults feed, mate, disperse, and females lay eggs. Biological control options for western flower thrips are better developed for vegetables than ornamentals. The potential of flower odours for use in population monitoring of western flower thrips. Use of fungal pathogens for insect control in greenhouses, pp. Also, few pesticides are currently labeled for use in soil in greenhouses, further restricting this option. Transmission of tomato spotted wilt virus in Ontario greenhouses by the western flower thrips. Virulence and efficacy of different entomopathogenic nematode species against western flower thrips (. 1995. You can control thrips biologically. Heinz, K. M., L. M. Heinz, and M. P. Parrella. In Lewis, T. Special thanks are extended to all who contributed photographs. (1995a), seeking to find a more effective predator than A. cucumeris, studied five subtropical species: A. hibisci, A. degenerans, A. scutalis, A. tularensis, and A. limonicus. Important points to be considered in the design of an exclusion screening system include: Plant resistance. Determination of thrips species requires good optics, a determination key, and the ability to recognize very small features on the body of the thrips. Pesticide resistance. Western flower thrips: pale yellow to orange; dorsal side has dark markings down centre; darker in winter. Identification and evaluation of native predators of. Adults are the most susceptible stage; however, infected adults continue to lay eggs for a few days. While resistance is of concern, in greenhouse crop production, failure of chemical control is, however, more likely to be due to poor timing or poor coverage, and these factors should be considered before assuming that a resistant thrips population has developed. Daughtrey, M. L. 1996. 1998). 1991. Some thrips damage thresholds have been published. Induction and termination of diapause in, van den Meiracker, R.A.F. The distribution of this mite on plants is similar to that of WFT and the mite lays its eggs on the undersides of leaves near the top of the plant. Low cost rearing of A. degenerans on castor bean has been developed, as have banker plant systems for in-greenhouse rearing of this species. Beshear, R.J., 1983. Thrips parasitoids are found in three families (Eulophidae, Trichogrammatidae, Mymaridae) and several genera. Fungal entomopathogens recovered from Vermont forest soils. At low temperatures (59°F [15°C]), WFT requires 13 days or more to complete a generation (the exact value depending on how "generation" is defined) and the rate of population increase from one generation to the next is low (only 1.02, where a value of 1.0 indicates no population growth, 2 indicates a doubling in one generation, etc.). Monitoring population densities of the phytoseiid predator. Chambers et al. Relationship of. Fransen and Tolsma (1992) found that release of one O. insidious per chrysanthemum plant every other week reduced thrips damage from 40-90% in untreated controls to 5-20%. A chalcidoid planidium and an entomopathogenic nematode associated with the western flower thrips. Zhao et al. Tapping the flowers or foliage of a few plants gently over a sheet of white paper will dislodge thrips and make them visible. However, Gill (1994) found that releases of A. cucumeris in crops of ornamental bedding plants (via the sachet release system) reduced the number of pesticide applications needed for WFT control from 5 to 0.4. 1991, Helyer et al. 399-433. CAB International, United Kingdom. Nasruddin, A. and D. R. Smitley. Use of supplemental lighting to extend daylength. Significant pest species include: Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) Plague thrips (Thrips imaginis) 1994. Bulletin SROP 10 (2): 160-164. © 2021 Regents of the University of California. (1993) in testing O. laevigatus in cucumber and pepper in the United Kingdom found it was not possible to establish the predator on a cucumber crop, but breeding populations established satisfactorily in the flowers of sweet peppers (Capsicum). Thysanoptera, an Identification Guide, 2nd edition. Thrips Biology and Management. Acta Horticulturae 431: 90-98. Fransen, J. J. and J. Tolsma. ), 1997. 68.). 1991. Daughtrey, M. L., R. L. Wick, and J. L. Peterson. Journal of Economic Entomology 87: 1141-1146. CAB International, United Kingdom. WFT lays its eggs in plant tissue, using a blade-like ovipositor to insert eggs into leaves, buds, and petals. van Dijken, R. Goldbach and D. Peters, 1996b. Traps should be placed just above the crop canopy, about one per 200 square meters (approx. 1996. Brødsgaard, H. F. 1994a. 2014 Oct 1;107(5):1728-35. doi: 10.1603/EC14027. This predator aggregates on high density patches of WFT larvae, where it feeds on young larvae and lays its eggs (for above details, see references cited in Riudavets 1995, and Sabelis and van Rijn 1997). At 77°F (25°C), 6.2 days are required to complete the life cycle. Plenum Press, New York. Use a given effective insecticide for several generations of WFT (3-4 weeks), then rotate to another insecticide with a different mode of action (different chemical class) for several WFT generations. Temperatures >40°C are not uncommon in pesticide storage sheds and are unsuitable for fungi. 19: 153-156. Loomans, A. J. M., T. Murai and I.D. CAB International, United Kingdom. 106 ); however, the western flower thrips is the more important vector. Tests with Heterorhabditis bacteriophora strain HP88 have shown 36 to 49% mortality (Chyzik et al. van de Veire, G. Smagghe and D. Degheele. 1992. Critical attributes are those that determine the ability of the species to survive under greenhouse conditions, to increase to high densities, and to consume the greatest number of thrips. In Lewis, T. (ed). Predacious mites. On sweet peppers, a nondiapausing strain of A. cucumeris provides adequate control and is in commercial use. These general limitations should be kept in mind for all the mite species discussed below. Ravensberg, W. J., M. Malais, and D. A. van der Schaaf. Check indicator plants for the characteristic dark-ringed lesions that develop around thrips feeding scars if toposviruses are present. Morisawa, J.P. Newman, S.A. Tjosvold & M.P. Collection and first evaluation of hymenopterous parasites of thrips as biological control agents of. 1995. This fact sheet is intended to provide a detailed summary for growers and extension agents of our knowledge of western flower thrips, with emphasis on the potential for its biological control. Instead, thrips counts on plants can be based on a presence-absence assessment, in which the sampler takes note of the proportion of samples with thrips, rather than actually counting numbers of thrips in each sample (Schmidt and Frey 1995). B. Broadbent. Ferguson, G. M. and J. S. Schmidt. 1996. 1996). Also, some pupation takes place on the plant, where environmental conditions are not conducive to nematode infection. Proceedings, Tenth Conference on Insect and Disease Management on Ornamentals. Brownbridge & Adamowicz (1995) showed that drench applications of P. fumosoroseus, B. bassiana and M. anisopliae effectively suppressed WFT in potting soil. They have thin bodies and vary in color from near black to In Loomans, A. J. M., J. C. van Lenteren, M. G. Tommasini, S. Maini, and J. Riudavets (eds.). Prospects for mycopathogens in thrips management, pp. Vectoring of plant diseases. Western flower thrip (Frankliniella occidentalis) is a major global pest of agricultural products.It directly damages crops through feeding, oviposition activity or transmission of several plant viruses. 10. Other Amblyseius species: A. degenerans, A. hibisci, and A. limonicus. Advances in Virus Research. Petunia (Petunia X hybrida Hort. Although a complex of three color types of WFT occurs in the western United States (its native area) (Bailey and Smith 1956), only one of these types has spread internationally (with the exception of one population in New Zealand) (de Kogel et al. Prospects of. An average of 2 eggs are laid per female per day. In North American greenhouse plants, INSV is the predominant of the two viruses, but in Europe, TSWV is the common form. On peppers, releases totaling 1-2 predators per plant resulted in good thrips control over several months, providing initial thrips numbers were low. Screening with 135 micron size openings can substantially reduce thrips entry to greenhouses (Bethke et al. Plenum Press, New York. 1990. 1992). Weeds such as Galinsoga sp. Insect screening, pp. Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) A North American species present in Britain since 1986. Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis P. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is a major agricultural and horticulture pest worldwide (Kirk, 2002; Kirk and Terry, 2003). Reservoir weed hosts of tomato spotted wilt virus. The fungus then multiplies within the body, causing the insect to stop feeding and die a few days later. Then, rotate to a third class of insecticides, and finally, return to the original material and repeat the whole process. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 74: 225-234. van Houten, Y. M., P. van Stratum, J. Bruin, and A. Veerman. 1996. Host Plants: This thrips feeds on almost any flowering plant. Re-treatment of an infested crop is, therefore, usually necessary to ensure good control. 1996). R. G. Van Driesche, Department of Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 01003. Loomans, A.J.M., J. Tolsma, J.P.N.F. 1998. In Israel, Rubin et al. 1996. Under these conditions, epizootics developed and controlled the insect populations with no adverse effects on the crop (Helyer et al. 28 Aug-2 Sept 1994, Montpelier, France. 1992). Environmental Entomology, 21: 322-330. Carnations, chrysanthemums, gerberas, geraniums, marigolds, pansies, and roses are the major host plants. This species of thrips is native to the Southwestern United States [1] but has spread to other continents, including Europe, Australia (where it was identified in May 1993 [1] ), and South America via transport of infested plant material. Prevention. Of these various parasitoids, as potential biological control agents for WFT, most attention has been directed toward eulophids in the genus Ceranisus, principally C. menes (Walker) and C. americensis (Girault) (Loomans et al. Brødsgaard (1994b) found that five populations of WFT from European and African greenhouses were resistant to endosulfan, methiocarb, and acephate, relative to a field population of WFT. TSWV has a very wide host range, and the only thrips that transmits the virus in a persistent way. Invasion and development of, Sermann, H., U. Kästner and W. Hirte. Mite populations then ceased expanding and were quickly ineffective against thrips populations that continued to expand (Morewood and Gilkeson 1991, Rodriguez-Reina et al. In Robb, K. Paine. Contributing authors include entomologists, plant pathologists, extension agents, and biological control specialists. 1996. A minimum of 15-30 minutes of feeding is required for transmission to healthy plants (Sakimura 1962ab). Some plants develop a local dead or discolored spot where thrips eggs have been inserted into plant tissue. The greatest number of studies have concerned A. barkeri (19 articles) and A. cucumeris (49 articles). 1995. Loomans and van Lenteren (1995) and Loomans and Murai (1997) review literature on known species of thrips parasitoids and make suggestions on potential species for further investigations. Comparative life history studies of. Thrips feed by using their mouthparts to pierce plant cells and suck out their contents. 355-397. 1996. Adult western flower thrips are 1–2 mm long and yellow to pale brown in colour. Therefore even highly effective measures taken against this part of the population, unless repeated frequently, will fail to control the population. Some species of thrips also transmit plant diseases. Part of Springer Nature. Citrus Drive Riverside, CA 92521, tel: (951) 827-4714 email: mark.hoddle@ucr.edu, COLLEGE OF NATURAL & AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, Vibrational Mating Calls of the Blue-Green Sharpshooter, 4  Monitoring and Controlling Western Flower Thrips, 5.1  Efficacy Trials with Pests and Parasites, Suppliers of Beneficial Organisms in North America, College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, Developmental Time (days) on Chrysanthenum, Degree Days (egg to adult) on Chrysanthenum, Expensive to rear at high densities. Management of silverleaf whitefly and western flower thrips with. Proper identification. The anthocorids (Orius spp.) 1996. Adults. Ravensberg and M. Malais. However, thresholds are very sensitive to the particular conditions at hand, including the crop, variety, local market standards, and, very importantly, whether or not INSV or TSWV is present at the site. B. Broadbent, W. R. Allen, A. L. Stirling. 1986; Parker et al. Attacks the foliage and/or flowers of many glasshouse plants, especially tomato, cucumber, streptocarpus, African violet, fuchsia, gloxinia, achimenes, pelargonium, cyclamen, chrysanthemum, verbena, Primula obconica and Impatiens . Chemical control. 1991. 155-170 In Banner, W. and M. Klopmeyer (eds.). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 83: 73-80. 1994. van Houten, Y. M. 1996. 1995a, Loomans and van Lenteren 1996, Castineiras et al. Proc. (1996) found that O. laevigatus failed to control WFT in pepper during the winter, but that better results appeared to occur with O. albidipennis (Reuter). New Guinea Impatiens: a Ball Guide. Nematodes in the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae kill a wide range of insects they contact in moist habitats, such as soil. Chemical control of western flower thrips (, Helyer, N., G. Gill, A. Bywater & R. Chambers. Publishing, Batavia, Illinois, United States. Invasion and development of V. lecanii in WFT have been studied by Schreiter et al. Host range of western flower thrips. Allen, W. R. and J. However, at 86°F (30°C), the generation time decreases to 4.3 days and the population increases 8.5 fold with each generation. Traps placed against backgrounds of sharply contrasting color catch more thrips than traps against backgrounds of the same color. The alarm pheromone of the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), is present in the droplet of anal fluid produced by second-instar nymphs when attacked by predators. Cho, J. J., R. F. L. Mau, R. T. Hamasaki, and D. Gonsalves. Van Houten et al. 1995; Daughtrey 1996; Daughtrey et al. Results have varied, with 4 to 77% mortality in various tests (Tomalek 1991, 1994; Helyer et al. Hessein, N. A. and M. P. Parrella. Effects of various potential trap shapes, sizes and background colors have been studied (Vernon and Gillespie 1995). 1991. Effect of selected cultivars on, Fery, R. L. and J. M. Schalk. It is not unusual for tapping of plants suspected of being infested to detect thrips before any show up on randomly placed sticky trap cards.) Recent developments in the control of thrips in sweet pepper and cucumber. 1997. Brødsgaard, H. F. 1994b. Yudin, L. S., J. J. Cho, and W. C. Michell. 1992, Ullman et al. Not all WFT developmental stages are equally susceptible to fungal infection. Furthermore, although high ambient humidity can enhance the infection process, it is not a pre-requisite to obtaining good infection and control; microclimate humidity is far more important in this regard (Clarkson & Charnley 1996). Concerns that it would not perform well under low humidities proved not to be important in Dutch cucumber houses. 1996. Tommasini and Nicoli (1996) found that egg laying by O. laevigatus from southern Italy (37o n. l.) was reduced less by short day lengths than was egg laying of a population from northern Italy (44o n. l.). 1  Introduction2  Pest Identification and Biology3  Damage and Relation to Plant Diseases4  Monitoring and Controlling Western Flower Thrips5  Biological Control Approaches5.1  Efficacy Trials with Pests and Parasites5.2   Biology and Efficacy of Pathogens5.3  Nematodes5.4  Summary6  References7  Additional Information. Tospoviruses can also be detected in greenhouse crops by using indicator plants such as fava bean (any dwarf variety) or petunia (Allen and Matteoni 1991). Butt, T. and M. Brownbridge. If present, thrips will be dislodged and are visible on white paper. The effects of 31 pesticides on nymphal survival of O. laevigatus and on the oviposition of adults developing from surviving nymphs have been determined (van de Veire et al. 1991. Schmidt, M. E. and J. E. Frey. Compared to onion thrips (another important pest thrips in some greenhouse crops), WFT develops more rapidly, but lays fewer eggs, a higher proportion of which are males. NATO ASI Series., Series-A: Life Sciences, Vol. Direct damage. Fungi are sensitive to high temperatures and even warm conditions can be damaging if prolonged. Guidelines of the National Greenhouse Manufacturers Assoc. 1994). Strategies for the utilization of entomopathogenic fungi, pp. Recognition. 1991. We describe a Taqman real-time quantitative PCR detection system, which can rapidly identify F. occidentalis from thrips larvae to complement the traditional morphological identification. Good control of WFT pupae in potting compost was also obtained by Helyer et al. Riverside, CA 92521 1991, Helyer et al. To overcome this problem, populations of A. cucumeris from various countries were examined, and a non-diapausing strain (from New Zealand) was located (van Houten et al. We summarize our collective knowledge of the published literature and personal experience. 1995). Thresholds would, of course, have to be changed proportionately. In the 1970s and early 1980s, this species spread throughout North America (Beshear 1983). They are usually found in flowers. Potential of tomato spotted wilt tospovirus plant hosts in Hawaii as virus reservoirs for transmission by. 1972. Further investigations of new species or races of thrips parasitoids, perhaps subtropical or tropical species, might lead to discovery of wasps with faster developmental rates that might be more effective. 1995). 1995). Use of non-diapausing strains of A. cucumeris, while relatively successful on sweet pepper, has continued to be less successful on cucumber (van Houten 1996), presumably because cucumber plants provide less pollen for mites (Ramakers 1995). Bulltein IOBC/WPRS 19(1): 15-18. The number of prey eaten by O. insidiosus when offered various numbers of WFT has also be quantified (Coll and Ridgeway 1995). Control of western flower thrips on sweet pepper in winter with. Parrella, M. P. and B. Murphy. Gaum, W. G., J. H. Giliomee, and K. L. Pringle. 1995. They cause damage with their feeding and they are very effective vectors of tomato spotted wilt virus. Two problems with use of predatory mites for thrips control in European vegetable glasshouses were recognized: mite diapause in winter and lack of pollen resources in some crops. However, this species attacks only the greenhouse thrips (Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis [Bouché]) and does not attack the more important western flower thrips (Loomans and van Lenteren 1995). In O. tristicolor, over 50% entered diapause for all day lengths below 16 hours (van den Meiracker 1994). Functional and numerical responses of. Western flower thrips 0.05 inches : 8 . 1964. Survival of the parasitoid, Frescata, C. and A. Mexia. Transmission of tomato spotted wilt virus by, van Rijn, P. C. J., C. Mollema, and G. M. Steenhuis-Broers. Releases of the minute pirate bug, Fransen, J. J. and J.C. van Lenteren. Cite as. Amblyseius hibisci and A. degenerans were considered by the authors to be good candidates for WFT control under conditions of short day length and low humidities. Metarhizium anisopliae strains tested by Vestergaard et al. Spore viability of fungal biopesticides is not reduced by most spray adjuvants, but growers should contact the biopesticide’s manufacturer to obtain an updated list of compatible adjuvants and recommendations for their use. Parasitoids attacking thrips do not show much potential for the control of WFT. Many species of phytoseiid mites have been recorded as eating some stages of WFT (Sabelis and van Rijn 1997). Like any other biological agent, they take longer to work than many chemical insecticides, but today’s formulations are stable and easily mixed for spray application using standard spray equipment. 1986. (1994). Rather than rely on threshold values developed at some other site, under conditions that are likely to differ from one’s own, growers may do better by using thrips counts from their own monitoring efforts in past crops. Scarring on avocados. 68.). Kostiainen and Hoy (1996), in a bibliography compiling all the literature from 1960 through 1994, list the following species as predators of WFT: (1) Euseius stipulatus, (2) Metaseiulus occidentalis (Nesbitt), (3) Amblyseius andersoni (Chant), (4) Amblyseius barkeri (Hughes) (A. mckenziei), (5) Amblyseius californicus McGregor, (6) Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) cucumeris (Oudemans), (7) Amblyseius (Iphiseius) degenerans Berlese, (8) Amblyseius (Euseius) hibisci (Chant), (9) Amblyseius limonicus s.s. Garmon and McGregor, (10) Amblyseius scutalis (Athias-Henriot), and (11) Amblyseius (Euseius) tularensis (Congdon). Microbial control of greenhouse pests using entomopathogenic fungi in the USA. Thrips Biology and Management. Riudavets, J. and C. Castañé. This process involves placing castor bean plants bearing thriving colonies of A. degenerans into the greenhouse at the beginning of the crop. Onion thrips: variable, dark to light brown/grey, but fairly uniform over abdomen. Shapiro and L.C. Thompson, S., P. C. Krauter, and K. M. Heinz. However, experimental data substantiating this view are not available. Rice, D. J., T. L. German, R. F. L. Mau and F. M. Fujimoto. Infection rates of up to 60% were obtained on cucumber, even though the ambient humidity fell as low as 75%; higher doses of V. lecanii were used to compensate for the negative effects of low humidity on pathogen efficacy (van der Schaaf et al. Because the majority of the thrips are on foliage, control of thrips populations with these nematodes is not achieved. 1994, Brødsgaard 1994a, Katayama 1997). 65-145. 1995. California Agriculture 48(3): 37-40. Improved control of thrips on cucumber was achieved through use of other species of Amblyseius mites. Transmission of tomato spotted wilt virus by the western flower thrips to weeds and native plants found in southern Ontario. 1986. Exact developmental times will depend both on temperature and the host plant on which the thrips are feeding. Academic Press, New York. 1993. Trap catches of WFT increase in direct proportion to trap area, so actual trap size is not important in increasing trap efficiency. (1997) provide a table comparing symptoms of INSV and TSWV for tobacco, tomato, datura, gloxinia, chrysanthemum, petunia, and impatiens, as well as color photographs of symptoms on some plants. CAB International, United Kingdom. 1996). Thrips as Crop Pests. Identification of better strains through screening and development of better formulation and application methods are likely to lead to increasingly more reliable biopesticides for WFT control in greenhouses. While in some cases three to five sprays at 3-5 day intervals have provided control of high populations, it is better to monitor thrips and begin fungal applications as soon as thrips are detected. 1995. Tel: (951) 827-6555, Geology Building, Room 2258Tel: (951) 827-6555Fax: (951) 827-5104, Department of Entomology 1994. 1994. Phytopathology 78: 1348-1352. Western flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) resistance to insecticides in coastal California greenhouses. In geranium, feeding causes young leaves to grow in a deformed manner, curling upwards, and to have whitish bumps on the upper leaf surface (Tommasini and Maini 1995). Charnley. If you have a major infestation of thrips, your plants might be stunted with damaged flowers and fruit. Soon thereafter, it was found in Europe in Dutch greenhouses and has since become an exotic pest of greenhouse production in many countries throughout the world (Tommasini and Maini 1995). Unlike steinernematid or heterorhabditid nematodes which quickly kill their hosts, T. nicklewoodi infects but does not kill thrips larvae. McLean, B.L. Smitley (1992) found that O. insidiosus was unable to reduce WFT in marigolds below 3.5 thrips per flower, a density that greatly surpasses acceptable levels for this bedding plant. Immaraju, J. 1994. Rather, a damage threshold must be known, i.e., the number of thrips per trap that indicate that damage is likely to occur unless the population is reduced. Trend information is especially useful in determining the efficacy of a control measure that has been applied (by comparing counts before and after the treatment). (van den Meiracker 1994); (2) they are active over a range of environmental conditions and can be effective in different climatic zones (Zimmermann 1994). Parker and M. Skinner. These latter two factors outweigh WFT’s faster development, causing its rate of population growth to be slightly lower than that of onion thrips (van Rijn et al. Microbial Insecticides: Novelty or Necessity? Several species of Orius bugs have been tested for control of WFT on sweet pepper and cucumber, including O. tristicolor (Gilkeson et al. Larval and pupal stages are more resistant than adults, presumably because fungal inoculum is shed when the insects molt. Results of van Houten's tests showed that A. limonicus had the highest predation and oviposition rates and did not go into diapause under short winter day lengths. Further information on the natural enemies of F. occidentalis may be found in Sabelis and van Rijn (1997). This allows lower dose rates to be used and applications to be made less often. Western flower thrips. 1995. Brownbridge, M. 1995. J. C. van Lenteren, Department of Entomology, PO Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands. Kostiainen, T. S. and M. A. Hoy. Verticillium lecanii successfully infected WFT pupae in soil, but the fungus persisted poorly in non-sterile potting media (Hirte et al. There is some doubt whether this mite can successfully complete its life cycle solely on a diet of WFT (for above details, see references cited in Riudavets 1995, and Sabelis and van Rijn 1997). Gilkeson, L. A. W. D. Morewood and D. E. Elliot. 1998. In African violets, thrips feeding ruptures pollen sacs, spreading loose pollen over flowers. Isolates of Verticillium lecanii have been available commercially for many years in Europe for control of thrips and other glasshouse pests (Ravensberg et al. Oetting, R. D. 1988. Basic research to assess other species of thrips parasitoids as potential biological control agents for WFT is needed and some is underway. High-volume spray applications that produce a fine mist with good leaf wetting (but not to run-off) give better levels of control than low volume electrostatic sprays (Brownbridge et al. Tank mixes of fungal biopesticides and other pesticides should only be prepared according to the manufacturer’s guidelines because some materials are harmful to fungi. 1992, Wijkamp et al. 1995. Outdoor crops and habitats have been surveyed in Australia (Goodwin and Steiner 1996), Mediterranean Europe (Loomans 1991, Riudavets and Castañé 1998) and California (Heinz et al. & A.K. 1994). 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