Australian Journal of Entomology (2005) 44, 279-283

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Laurence A. Mound, Seuo Nakahara and Michael D. Day (2005)
Frankliniella lantanae sp.n. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), a polymorphic alien thrips damaging Lantana leaves in Australia
Australian Journal of Entomology 44 (3), 279-283
Abstract: A new species of Frankliniella Karny, probably introduced to Australia from the Caribbean area, is described here as causing feeding damage to the young leaves of Lantana in south-eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales. The new species is unusual within this large, primarily Neotropical genus, in that it feeds only on leaves, not in flowers, and that adult females are either apterous or fully winged. Only 10 of the 160 described species of Frankliniella are known to exhibit wing reduction, and notes are given on these together with notes on the seven species of the genus that are not endemic to the New World. Life history studies, including sex and morph ratios, indicate that egg to adult can require as little as 12 d, but despite breeding well in greenhouses, the species is not known to develop large populations in the field in Australia.
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Database assignments for author(s): Laurence A. Mound, Michael D. Day

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Lantana (weeds)
Frankliniella lantanae (weed bioagent) Lantana (weeds) Australia (South+SE)
Frankliniella lantanae (weed bioagent) Lantana (weeds) Australia (NT+QLD)