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Thrips of California 2012

Frankliniella yuccae

Recognition data

Distinguishing features

This species has not been studied by the present authors. It is probably a synonym of the common F. occidentalis, although the antennae of the holotype are longer than usual (Nakahara, 1997: 378).

Related and similar species

Currently F. yuccae cannot be distinguished satisfactorily from F. occidentalis.

Taxonomic data

Current valid name

Frankliniella yuccae Moulton

Original name and synonyms

  • Frankliniella yuccae Moulton, 1936: 171

Family placement

Thripidae, Thripinae

Biological data

Life history

Presumably flower-living

Host plants


Tospoviruses vectored


Crop damage


Distribution data

Area of origin

Western USA