Crop Family: Solanaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Capsicum annuum)
Crop Vernacular Name: English: capsicums, bell peppers, Chili peppers, Hot peppers, Sweet peppers, cayenne pepper, red pepper, tabasco
"(Capsicum annuum) is susceptible to a large number of pests and diseases. The major pests are thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis), aphids (Myzus persicae), mites, bollworms (Heliothis spp.), and fruit flies (Dacus spp.). As most of these are polyphagous pests, control is difficult."