Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Frankliniella occidentalis

Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande, 1895)

western flower thrips

on herbs

parasite

Larvae and adults mainly in the flowers, but also on the leaves and in the buds. Suction damage to the ovary often results in malformed and discoloured fruits.

host plants

polyphagous, including

Achillea millefolium; Alcea rosea; Capparis spinosa;Capsicum annuum; Carthamus tinctorius; Cynara scolymus; Dianthus; Echinacea purpurea; Helichrysum italicum; Hypericum perforatum; Hypericum perforatum; Matricaria chamomilla; Myrtus communis; Nigella sativa; Origanum vulgare; Peganum harmala; Ricinus communis; Solanum melongena; Stachys officinalis; Tagetes erecta; Thymus serpyllum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanstasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Brown & Bennison (2018a), Cluever, Smith, Funderburk & Frantz (2018a), Elekci̇oğlu (2020a), Raspudić, Ivezić, Brmež & Trdan (2009a), Reitz (2009a).

Last modified 28.viii.2020