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Publication #ENY-2031

Pest Identification Guide: Chilli Thrips Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood1

Jeffrey D. Cluever and Hugh A. Smith2

Learn to identify the chili thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood, with this guide:



This document is ENY-2031, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date April 2016. Reviewed March 2019. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.


Jeffrey D. Cluever, former MS student, Department of Entomology and Nematology; and Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma, FL 33598.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.