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Franklinothrips vespiformis (vespiform thrips)


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  • 23 June 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Franklinothrips vespiformis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • vespiform thrips
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Franklinothrips vespiformis (D.L. Crawford)

Preferred Common Name

  • vespiform thrips

Other Scientific Names

  • Franklinothrips vespesiformis

EPPO code

  • FRALVE (Franklinothrips vespiformis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Thysanoptera
  •                         Family: Aeolothripidae
  •                             Genus: Franklinothrips
  •                                 Species: Franklinothrips vespiformis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


-ChhattisgarhPresentKaomud and Vikas, 2013; Kaomud and Vikas, 2013
ThailandPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992

North America

BermudaPresentSchotman, 1989
MexicoPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
-ColoradoPresentMahaffey and Cranshaw, 2010

Central America and Caribbean

BarbadosPresentSchotman, 1989
Puerto RicoPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992
Trinidad and TobagoPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992

South America

SurinamePresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992



Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Selenothrips rubrocinctuslarvaeLarvaelarvae
Frankliniella schultzei
Bemisia tabaciadultsAdultsadultsnymphsNymphsnymphs
Thrips palmilarvaeLarvaelarvae
Heliothrips haemorrhoidalislarvaeLarvaelarvae

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