The "Chilli thrips Scirtothrips dorsalis or an insect is a native of Southern Asia, the first report in the Caribbean was in 2003 on the island of San Vicente and later in Santa Lucia. In 2006 was detected in Puerto Rico, in rose plants. lnsecto arnplia polyphagous of worldwide distribution. reported as important pest in many vegetable, fruit and omamentales for its high capacity as a transmitter of the virus. Attacks over 110 hosts from 40 families of plants: tomatoes, peppers, habichuclas, bercnjena, corn, soybeans, peanuts, roses, jasmine, ficus, mango, bananas and citrus, among others.