Frankliniella williamsi

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Nomenclatural details

Frankliniella williamsi Hood, 1915: 19.

Frankliniella flavens Moulton, 1928: 108.

Frankliniella spinosa Moulton, 1936: 61.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Washington DC from Indian corn (F. williamsi), Honolulu, Hawaii USA from young corn plants (F. flavens) and Mexico (F. spinosa).


Hood JD (1915) Descriptions of new American Thysanoptera. Insecutor inscitiae menstruus 3: 1–40.

Moulton D (1928) Thysanoptera of the Hawaiian Islands. Proceedings of the Hawaiian entomological Society 7: 105–134.

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

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

Johansen-Naime RMA, Mojica-Guzmán A, Mejorada-Gómez E. (2013) Revalidacion taxonomica de Frankliniella spinosa Moulton, 1936 (Insecta, Thysanoptera: Thripidae) y su importancia en maiz (Zea mays L.) y algunos otros cultivos de Mexico. Entomología Mexicana 12: 953–957.

O’Donnell, C.A. & Mound, L.A. (2016) The confused identity of Corn Thrips, Frankliniella williamsi Hood (Thysanoptera) Florida Entomologist 99(4):683–685.

Type information

Holotype female (F. williamsi), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

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

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