Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande),

Vierbergen, Gijsbertus, 2014, Thysanoptera intercepted in the Netherlands on plant products from Ethiopia, with description of two new species of the genus Thrips, Zootaxa 3765 (3), pp. 269-278: 272

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3765.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D336D8B5-DA64-436E-AC04-8FB94C8925A5

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/88548782-FFB9-3B1C-A6A9-FF01FBD9FE26

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande)
status

 

Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) 

This species, together with Thrips tabaci  , is the most common thrips  species encountered in the international cut flower trade. In the 1980 ’s it spread rapidly around the world from Western North America. It was transported not only in cut flowers but also in propagation material, especially of Chrysanthemum  of which consignments commonly comprise more than a million cuttings. It is one of the major invasive pests in the worldwide greenhouse culture, transmitting harmful tospoviruses in many kinds of major crops. The first interception record from Ethiopia was: Venlo, 19.xii. 2004, Rosa  –cut flower, 1 female, 1 male (H. Lemmen).