Frankliniella occidentalis

Common name: Western flower thrips


There are many different species in this family, feeding in different plant species, making similar symptoms, and for the determination of species, required detailed examination. The adult in general is 1,25-1,5mm long, black with yellow legs and the last abdominal segments are reddish to brown; wings are strap-like. Nymphs are translucent to golden yellow, eyes reddish.


symptoms area

Hosts: greenhouse vegetables (such as tomato, cucumber, pepper), apple tree, peach tree etc

Kingdom Animalia
Class Insecta
Order Thysanoptera
Family Thripidae
Genus Frankliniella
Species occidentalis

Alford D. V. (2014). Pests of Fruit Crops. A Colour Handbook, CRC Press, 2nd Edition