Frankliniella insularis

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Nomenclatural details

Euthrips insularis Franklin, 1908: 715.

Euthrips insularis reticulata Crawford DL, 1909: 116.

Frankliniella fortissima Priesner, 1925: 311. Synonymised by Jacot-Guillarmod, 1974: 783.

Frankliniella fortissima f. curticornis Priesner, 1933: 49.

Frankliniella caribae Retana, 2010: 4. Synonymised by Mound, 2015: 28.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Barbados (E. insularis), Mexico (E. reticulata, F. fortissima, F. curticornis), and Trinidad (F. caribae).


Franklin HJ (1908) On a collection of Thysanopterous insects from Barbados and St Vincent Islands. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 33: 715–730.

Crawford DL (1909) On some Thysanoptera from Mexico and the south. Pomona College Journal of Entomology 1: 109–119.

Priesner H (1925) Thysanopterologica I. Zoologisches Jahrbucher 50: 305–319.

Priesner H (1933) Neue Thysanopteren aus Mexico, gesammelt von Prof Dr A Dampf Teil II. Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 50: 49–83.

Jacot-Guillarmod CF (1974) Catalogue of the Thysanoptera of the world (part 3). Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums Natural History 7(3): 517-976.

Mound LA & Marullo R (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–488.

Retana-Salazar AP (2010) Frankliniella caribae sp. n. (Terebrantia: Thripidae), una nueva especie del grupo insularis para Centroamérica y el Caribe. Métodos en Ecología y Sistemática 5 (2): 1-9.

Mound LA (2015) Problems in Costa Rican thrips taxonomy and systematics (Insecta, Thysanoptera). Florida Entomologist 98: 27–31.

Type information

Syntype (E. insularis), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Syntype (E. insularis reticulata), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Syntype (F. fortissima) in Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.

Holotype female (F. caribae) in University of Costa Rica; paratype female in Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.