Frankliniella tritici

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Frankliniella tritici tergites VII-VIII [L A Mound]
Frankliniella tritici antenna [L A Mound]

Nomenclatural details

Thrips tritici Fitch, 1855: 385.

Frankliniella varicorne Bagnall, 1919: 268. Synonymised by Mound, 1968: 39.

Frankliniella fulvus Moulton, 1936: 61. Synonymy in Moulton, 1948: 104.

Frankliniella tritici f. clara Moulton, 1948: 87.

Frankliniella salicis Moulton, 1948: 104. Synonymised by Nakahara, 1997: 377.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Wisconsin USA (T. tritici), Canada (F. varicorne), North dakota USA (F. fulvus), Japan (F. salicis), Kansas USA (F. clara). Widely spread in the USA.


Fitch A (1855) The wheat thrips, Thrips tritici. The three-banded thrips, Coleothrips trifasciata. Country Gentlemen 6: 385–386.

Bagnall RS (1919) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera X. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)4: 253–277.

Moulton D (1936) New American Thysanoptera. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 31: 61–65.

Moulton D (1948) The genus Frankliniella Karny, with keys for the determination of species (Thysanoptera). Revista de Entomologia 19: 55–114.

Mound LA (1968) A review of R.S. Bagnall's Thysanoptera collections. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 11: 1–181.

Nakahara S (1997) Annotated list of the Frankliniella species of the world (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Contributions on Entomology, International 2: 355-389.

Type information

Holotype female (F. varicorne), The Natural History Museum, London.

Holotype female (F. fulvus), California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

Holotype female (F. salicis), California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

Syntypes (F. clara), California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.