Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Type: Article
Published: 2017-09-22
Page range: 391–402
Abstract views: 44
PDF downloaded: 3

The Frankliniella fauna of Brazil: additions and updated key to species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)

Universidade Federal do Piauí, Campus Amílcar Ferreira Sobral, Coleção de História Natural da UFPI. BR 343, Km 3,5. Floriano, PI, Brazil. 64808-065.
Instituto Federal Sudeste de Minas Gerais, Campus Barbacena,Rua Monsenhor José Augusto, 204, São José, Barbacena, MG, Brazil. 36205-018
Thysanoptera Thripidae


Frankliniella bambusae n. sp., F. catharinensis n. sp. and F. piauhyensis n. sp. are described from Brazil, also the first description of the male of F. caseariae Moulton. Newly recorded from Brazil is F. parvula Hood, together with comments on F. tritici (Fitch) and F. musaeperda Hood, and an updated key is provided to the 45 Frankliniella species now known from Brazil. In addition, a key to Frankliniella species whose females have pore plates on sternite III is appended.



  1. Berzosa, J. & Maroto, J. (2003) New Neotropical Species of the Genus Frankliniella Karny (Insecta: Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 38, 135–144.

    Biezanko, C.M. de, Bertholdi, R.E. & Baucke, O. (1949) Relação dos principais insetos prejudiciais observados nos arredores de Pelotas nas plantas cultivadas e selvagens. Agros, Pelotas, 2, 156–213.

    Borbón, C.M. (2008) Desertathrips chuquiraga gen. et sp.n. (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from Argentina. Zootaxa, 1751, 25–34.

    Borbón, C.M. (2013) Species of genus Frankliniella (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) recorded from Argentina, an update. Revista FCA UNCUYO, 45 (1), 259–284.

    Cavalleri, A. & Mound, L.A. (2012) Toward the identification of Frankliniella species in Brazil (Thysanoptera, Thripidae). Zootaxa, 3270, 1–30.

    De Santis, L., De Sureda, A.E.G. & Merlo, E.Z. (1980) Estudio sinoptico de los Tisanopteros Argentinos (Insecta). Obra del centenario de Museo de La Plata, 6, 91–166.

    Harrison, J.O. (1963) Notes on the biology of the banana flower thrips, Frankliniella parvula, in the Dominican Republic (Thysanoptera, Thripidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 56, 664–668.

    Hoodle, M.S., Mound, L.A. & Paris, D.L. (2012) Thrips of California. CBIT Publishing, Brisbane. Available from: (accessed 6 May 2017)

    Johansen, R.M. & Mojica-Guzman, A. (2009) A review of the Mexican paricutinensis species assemblage in the Intonsa group (Insecta, Thysanoptera: Thripidae), with description of a new species. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 80, 349–356.

    Lima, E.F.B. (2017) Thysanoptera in Catálogo Taxonômico da Fauna do Brasil. PNUD. Available from: (accessed 30 July 2017)

    Monteiro, R.C. (2002) The Thysanoptera fauna of Brazil. In: Marullo, R. & Mound, L.A. (Eds.), Thrips and tospoviruses: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Thysanoptera. Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra, pp. 325–340.

    Monteiro, R.C. & Lima, E.F.B. (2011) Thysanoptera of Brazil. ESALQ/USP. Available from: (accessed 14 May 2017)

    Monteiro, R.C., Mound, L.A. & Zucchi, R.A. (2001) Species of Frankliniella (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) as pests in Brazil. Neotropical Entomology, 30 (1), 65–72.

    Morgan, A.C. (1925) Six new species of Frankliniella and a key to the American species. Canadian Entomologist, 57 (6), 133–147.

    Moulton, D. (1933) The Thysanoptera of South America II. Revista de Entomologia, 3, 96–133.

    Mound, L., Lima, E., O’Donnell, C. & Cavalleri, A. (2016) The New World grass-thrips genus Plesiothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and its palaeotropical relationships. Austral Entomology, 55, 340–346.

    Mound, L.A. & Marullo, R. (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International, 6, 1–488.

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

    Nakahara, S. & Foottit, R.G. (2012) Review of Chirothrips and related genera (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) of the Americas, with descriptions of one new genus and four new species. Zootaxa, 3251, 1–24.

    Ortiz, M.P. (1977) El genero Frankliniella (Thysanoptera:Thripidae) en el Per. Revista Peruana de Entomologia, 20, 49–62.

    Ostmark, H.E. (1974) Economic insect pests of bananas. Annual Review of Entomology, 19 (1), 161–176.

    Pérez, I., Blanco, E. & Rodríguez, A.M. (2004) Especies del genero Frankliniella Karny en Cuba. Resultados de la encuesta de detección de especies peligrosas de trips en el período 1998–2000. Fitosanidad, 8 (2), 19–23.

    Sakimura, K. (1986) Thrips in and around the coconut plantations in Jamaica, with a few taxonomical notes (Thysanoptera). Florida Entomologist, 69, 348–363.

    Sakimura, K. & O’Neill, K. (1979) Frankliniella, redefinition of genus and revision of minuta group species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). US Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin, 1572, 1–49.

    Simon, S. (1993) Pests of bananas in the French West Indies. Infomusa, 2 (1), 8.

    THRIPSWIKI (2017) Thripswiki: providing information on the world's thrips. Available from: (accessed 25 July 2017)

    Vásquez, L. & López, D. (2001) Presencia de Frankliniella parvula Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) en los cultivos del plátano y el banano en Cuba. Fitosanidad, 5 (1), 75–76.

    Yañez, L., Armenta, M., Mercado, E., Yahia, E. M. & Guttierrez, P. (2004) Integral handling of banana. In: Dris, R. & Jain, S.M. (Eds.), Production Practices and Quality Assessment of Food Crops. Vol.3. Quality Handling and Evaluation. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 129–168.