- Hosts: Many species of Myoporum will likely be susceptible. In Hawaii, naio thrips have been observed attacking both the prostrate (naio papa) and upright forms of the indigenous Myoporum sandwicense.
- Distribution: Northwestern part of the Island of Hawaii.
- Damage: Severe gall-like distortion of the new leaves and terminals. Stunting of terminal growth and leaf curling or folding are common.
- Detection: Any leaf curling or gall-like symptoms of Myoporum should be brought to HDOA or Cooperative Extension Offices.
Source: Naio Thrips, State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture New Pest Advisory No. 09-02, June 2009.