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Abstract

Frankliniella cephalica (Crawford) (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), a newly recorded exotic invasive species in Mainland China.

Abstract

This paper documents the first record of Frankliniella cephalica (Crawford), a thrips vector of tospoviruses, on the Chinese Mainland. F. cephalica can be easily distinguished from other species of the genus Frankliniella in China by the presence of a pair of stout distal dorsal setae on a projection of antennal segment II. The host plants, geographical distribution and economic importance of this pest are discussed.