Frankliniella tritici (eastern flower thrips)
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IdentityTop of page
Preferred Scientific Name
- Frankliniella tritici (Fitch)
Preferred Common Name
- eastern flower thrips
Other Scientific Names
- Euthrips tritici (Fitch)
- Frankliniella californica Moulton
- Thrips tritici
International Common Names
- English: common flower thrips; flower thrips; peach flower thrips; strawberry thrips; wheat flower thrips; wheat thrips
- Spanish: trips de los citrus (Arg)
- French: thrips des fleurs
Local Common Names
- Germany: Blasenfuss, Amerikanischer Weizen-
- FRANTR (Frankliniella tritici)
Taxonomic TreeTop of page
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Metazoa
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Subphylum: Uniramia
- Class: Insecta
- Order: Thysanoptera
- Family: Thripidae
- Genus: Frankliniella
- Species: Frankliniella tritici
Distribution TableTop of page
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.Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Growth StagesTop of page Flowering stage
Natural enemiesTop of page
ReferencesTop of page
Banita E, 1968. Studies on the Biology and Ecology of the Wheat Thrips (Halothrips tritici Kurd). Analele Institutului de Cercetari pentru Protectia Plantelor, 6:279-291.
Henneberry TJ; Taylor EA; Smith FF, 1962. Foliage and soil treatments for the control of Flower thrips in outdoor roses. Review of Applied Entomology, 50:212.
Ivy EE; Scales AL; Gorzycki LJ, 1958. A new systemic insecticide for cotton insects. Review of Applied Entomology, 46:449-450.
Karlin EJ; Naegele JA; Johnson GV, 1958. Screening greenhouses with insecticide-impregnated cloth for thrips control. Review of Applied Entomology, 46:94-95.
Lewis T, 1973. Thrips - Their Biology, Ecology and Economic Importance. Department of Entomology, Rothamsted Experimental Station Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England. London, UK; New York, USA: Academic Press.
Metcalf RL; Stafford EM; Fukuto TR; March RB, 1958. The systemic behaviour of O,O-Diethyl S-2-(Diethylamino) ethylPhosphorothiolate and its salts. Review of Applied Entomology, 46:182-183.
Mistric Jr WL; Spyhalski EJ, 1961. Response of cotton and cotton pests. Review of Applied Entomology, 49:20.
Neiswander RB, 1963. The use of systemic insecticides on potted chrysanthemums in the greenhouse. Review of Applied Entomology, 51:10-11.
Udachin RA; Shakhmedov ISh; Eremenko OV; Kosykh TA, 1984. Wheat forms resistant to thrips damage. Nauchno-tekhnicheskii Byulleten' Vsesoyuznogo Ordena Lenina i Ordena Druzhby Narodov Nauchno-issledovatel'skogo Instituta Rastenievodstva Imeni N. I. Vavilova, No. 142:41-44
Webb RE; Jacklin SW; Johnson GV; Mackley JW; Paugh EJ, 1970. Seasonal Variation in Populations of Flower Thrips in Georgia, Maryland and New York. Journal of Economic Entomology, 63(5):1392-1394.
Weiss MJ; Beshear RJ, 1987. Seasonal distribution of the flower thrips (Frankliniella tritici) (Fitch) and onion thrips (Thrips tabaci Lindeman) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on safflower in eastern Montana. Canadian Entomologist, 119(4):399-401
Wolcott GN, 1933. An economic entomology of the West Indies. The Entomological Society of Puerto Rico.
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CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI
Hamodi A A F, Abdul-Rassoul M S, 2004. Keys for identification of genera and species of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from middle of Iraq. Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum. 10 (2), 9-37.
Lewis T, 1973. Thrips - Their Biology, Ecology and Economic Importance., Hertfordshire, England London; New York, UK; USA: Department of Entomology, Rothamsted Experimental Station Harpenden, Academic Press.
Neiswander RB, 1963. The use of systemic insecticides on potted chrysanthemums in the greenhouse. In: Review of Applied Entomology, 51 10-11.
Weiss M J, Beshear R J, 1987. Seasonal distribution of the flower thrips (Frankliniella tritici) (Fitch) and onion thrips (Thrips tabaci Lindeman) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on safflower in eastern Montana. Canadian Entomologist. 119 (4), 399-401.
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