No statutory action
Justification: Limited information regarding impacts in protected cultivation in Europe, and no indication that this thrips species causes higher levels of impacts than Frankliniella occidentalis (western flower thrips), a pest which is already established in UK glasshouses. This pest has been on the radar of EPPO since 2000 but was removed from the Alert List in 2001. Since then, no other country has regulated this pest, and as the pest is present in several EU countries which we import many hosts from, it is unlikely that we could prevent this pest from entering the UK.
Polyphagous thrips species native to Asia. This pest is now also present in parts of Africa and the Americas and has been found in several countries in Europe. There is no indication that this thrips species causes higher levels of impacts than thrips species which are already established in UK glasshouses.