Neotropical Entomology

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 115–117 | Cite as

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

Scientific Note


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Depto de Entomologia e Acarologia, Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz”Univ de São PauloPiracicabaBrasil
  2. 2.Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa CatarinaEstação Experimental de ItajaíItajaíBrasil

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