Thrips palmi is a pest that can be present on a wide range of plants. It is a notifiable pest in the UK and, as such, its presence on any imported material can mean that that material is destroyed at the point of entry. Therefore, it is important that breeders sending test material of new plants to PFE for onward distribution ensure that their nursery and plants are free of this pest.

DEFRA has produced an information leaflet that aims to assist in identification and control of this pest. You can download the leaflet in PDF format by clicking here.