•Host plant : cotton, cabbage, cauliflower, potato, tobacco, tomato, cucumber etc.
•Damage is done by adult & nymph.
Symptoms of damage
•Small white silvery patches are seen all over the leaves
•In severe infestation, leaves dry from tip to downward
Identification of pest
•Eggs: Are laid only in the tender leaf
#•Adult: The colour of the insect varies from pale yellow to grey
•Clean cultivation, regular hoeing
•Flooding of infested field will check the thrips population.
•Spray insecticides dimethoate @ 0.06% or profenofos @ 0.05%