October 1st-5th 2012


H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, British Virgin Islands


The Regional Workshop on the identification of Thysanopteran Pest was held at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Paraquita Bay, British Virgin Islands from October 1st 2012. This workshop was a collaborative effort between United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS IS), the Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas (FAVACA), and the Department of Agriculture, BVI. Over Twenty (20) participants were trained from over seventeen (17) countries in the Caribbean.

USDA APHIS GCSI provided significant technical input to this workshop and contributed ninety percent
(90%) of the funding for this activity.

The general objective of the Thysanopteran Pest Identification Workshop was to inform participants
on the science and technical knowledge needed to correctly identify Thysanopteran Pests in the
Caribbean Region of Quarantine Importance.

The specific objectives were:

  1. Familiarize participants with characters of the major thysanoptera genera (and species) present in the neotropics,
  2. To enable participants to survey, collect, preserve and conduct preliminary identification if a species of economic importance is trapped
  3. To convey to participants current survey protocols and suppression techniques and,
  4. To train participants in the concepts of field identification



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