Franklinothrips orizabensis

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Female

Nomenclatural details

Franklinothrips orizabensis Johansen, 1974: 249.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Mexico, also common in southern California, and introduced to European greenhouses as a thrips biological control agent.

References

Johansen RM (1974) Siete nuevos Tisanopteros de Tabasco, Veracruz y el Pedregal de San Angel, Mexico, D.F. Thysanoptera: Terebrantia; Tubulifera). Revista de la Sociedad Mexicana de Historia Natural 35: 249–276.

Mound LA & Reynaud P (2005) Franklinothrips; a pantropical Thysanoptera genus of ant-mimicking obligate predators (Aeolothripidae). Zootaxa 864: 1-16.

Type information

Holotype female, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.