Frankliniella fusca

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Frankliniella fusca - macropterous and micropterous adult females (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Laurence Mound, ANIC, CSIRO
Source: PaDIL

Frankliniella fusca (Hinds 1902) - (tobacco thrips)

The thrips attacks on cotton and other crops in North America. It is a vector of the Tomato spotted wilt virus. Diagnostic features are listed below according to Riley et al. (2011). For larvae see Skarlinsky & Funderburk (2016).

Synonyms:
Euthrips fuscus

Diagnostic features:
typically brown
antennae with 8 segments
pronotal anteromarginal setae shorter
than anteroangular setae
postocular seta IV reduced or absent
comb on tergite VIII absent
wing size may be reduced (micropterous)
or normal (macropterous)