Broad insect pest resources including Apps are outlined in the Agronomists Toolkit. Select below for pest-specific information.


Plague thrip

Constraint - Plague thrip


  • Adult plague thrips are slender, about 1 mm long and brown with two pairs of narrow, fringed wings

  • The nymphs are smaller, yellow/orange-yellow and wingless


  • Adults and nymphs feed on the stems, flower petals, and pollen


  • They do not affect pollination, pod set or pod fill, but some pods may be distorted

  • Yield penalty does not result from plague thrip infestation


Control of plague thrip in canola is not warranted.


Links and Resources

GRDC - Best Practice Management Guide. Plague thrip

Page 58 of 92. Feeding habits, damage to canola, and appearance. Published 2009.