Franklinothrips orizabensis Johansen, 1974 : 249,

Mound, Laurence A. & Reynaud, Philippe, 2005, Franklinothrips; a pantropical Thysanoptera genus of ant­mimicking obligate predators (Aeolothripidae), Zootaxa 864, pp. 1-16: 12

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.170856

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:41E04BCD-C5F7-4974-B738-58C607EFD460

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Franklinothrips orizabensis Johansen, 1974 : 249
status

 

Franklinothrips orizabensis Johansen, 1974: 249 

Described from Mexico, this species is common in southern California. It has been the subject of extensive study, on its ant­mimicry ( Johansen 1983), and on its predatory behaviour ( Hoddle, 2003 a, b). It is a useful predator of a pest thrips on avocado trees in southern California ( Hoddle et al., 2000), and has been evaluated as a potential biocontrol agent ( Hoddle et al., 2001 a, b, 2004). Moreover, as indicated in the Introduction above it has been marketed in Europe as a biocontrol agent against thrips in greenhouses. Judging from the records given by Johansen (1983), and from personal experience in Costa Rica, this bisexual species usually occurs on the leaves of shrubs and trees, in contrast to the closely related and essentially unisexual species, F. vespiformis  . Females have the forewings uniformly dark near the apex without a subapical pale area ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 1 – 11), and the wing apex is considerably broader than that of F. vespiformis  . The forewings of males are much paler ( Fig. 11View FIGURES 1 – 11).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Thysanoptera

Family

Aeolothripidae

Genus

Franklinothrips

Loc

Franklinothrips orizabensis Johansen, 1974 : 249

Mound, Laurence A. & Reynaud, Philippe 2005
2005
Loc

Franklinothrips orizabensis

Johansen 1974: 249
1974