Tomato Thrips: Thrips tabaciF. rankliniella

Symptoms of damage:

  • Silvery streaks on leaf surface
  • Premature dropping of flowers
  • Bud necrosis.
  • The vector of tomato spotted wilt virus.

Identification of pest:

  • Nymphs: Yellowish
  • Adult: Dark coloured with fringed wings


  • Mechanically uproot the diseased plants and destroy them
  • Use yellow sticky traps @ 15/ha
  • Release larvae of Chrysoperla cornea @10,000/ha
  • Spray methyl demeton 25 EC @1lit/ha or dimethoate 30 EC @1lit/ha



  • TamiNadu Agritech Portal
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