Frankliniella gossypiana, Hood, 1936

Cavalleri, Adriano & Mound, Laurence A., 2012, Toward the identification of Frankliniella species in Brazil (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), Zootaxa 3270, pp. 1-30: 9

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Frankliniella gossypiana


gossypiana (Hood, 1936) 

Described originally in Euthrips  , this thrips is here newly recorded from Brazil, although it is found widely on various plants between USA and South America. As in williamsi  , this yellow species is unusual in having discal setae on abdominal sternite II. However, the differences between these two species are small, and they are distinguished from each other only by the length of the setae on the ninth abdominal tergite ( Mound & Marullo 1996). The specimens examined from Bahia have the setae S 1 and S 2 on abdominal tergite IX measuring 70 and 75 microns long, respectively.

NEW RECORD. Brazil: Bahia, Casa  Nova, 7 females collected on grapes, 2010 (A.N. Moreira).


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