Friday, June 16, 2006

Chili thrips pest list expansion

The following list contains a few of the new hosts that the Chilli thrips has been found attacking. Of particular concern are the various woody ornamentals and the weed (pusley) which are common in our landscapes. The damage to ligustrum was very significant. To see photos go to the following page and click on PHOTO LINK.

Ligustrum japonicum (ligustrum)
Gardenia jasminoides (gardenia)
Pittosporum tobira (pittosporum)
Hedera helix English ivy
Richardia brasiliensis (Brazil Pusley or tropical Mexican clover)
Ocimum basilicum (basil)