Print Fact SheetFrankliniella yuccae

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 species

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

Biological data

Presumably flower-living, and taken from Yucca.

Distribution data

Recorded only from California.

Family name


Species name

Frankliniella yuccae Moulton

Original name and synonyms

Frankliniella yuccae Moulton, 1936: 171


Nakahara S (1997) Annotated list of the Frankliniella species of the world (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Contributions on Entomology, International 2 (4): 355–389.