Citrus thrips

Citrus thrips: Thrips nilgiriensis

Symptoms of damage:

  • Nymphs and adults lacerate the leaf tissue and suck the sap from fruits
  • Leaf curling
  • Ring like appearance on the fruit
  • Irregular mottled patches on rind

Identification of pest:

  • Adult: Yellowish, fringed wing


  • Collect and destroy the damaged plant parts
  • Spraying with systemic insecticides at flush growth periods
  • Spray malathion 0.05% or carbaryl 0.1%
  • Encourage the activities natural enemies such as Syrphids and Chrysopid



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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