Rose Thrips

Thrips: Grape thrips: Rhipiphorothrips cruentatus
Onion thrips: Thrips tabaci

Symptoms of damage:

  • Nymphs and adults – lacerate the tissues from the under surface of the leaves
  • Suck the oozed out sap.
  • Silvering or white streaks appear on the infested leaves.
  • Leaves show brown patches and get distorted, finally wither and drop down.
  • Infested flowers do not open; flowers fade and fall off down prematurely.

Identification of the pest:

  • R.cruentatus – Adults are blackish brown and the nymphs are reddish in colour.
  • T. tabaci – nymphs and adults are pale yellowish in colour


  • Spray methyl demeton 2ml (or) phosalone 2ml / lit (or) neem oil 3%




  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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