Scientific Note

Neotropical Entomology

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 115-117

First online:

First Record of Elixothrips brevisetis (Bagnall) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Brazil

  • E F B LimaAffiliated withDepto de Entomologia e Acarologia, Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz”, Univ de São Paulo Email author 
  • , J M MilanezAffiliated withEmpresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa Catarina, Estação Experimental de Itajaí

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Elixothrips brevisetis (Bagnall), a species exotic to Brazil, is first recorded in the country. Individuals were collected on banana fruits (Musa sp.) (Musaceae) in July 2010 in the municipality of Luís Alves, state of Santa Catarina, causing rusting on the fruit peel in several bunches of bananas.


Banana invasive species pest thrips rusting