Photo 2. Spotting on poinsettia leavers caused by western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis.
Photo 3. Mottling on tomato fruits caused by Tomato spotted wilt virus transmitted by the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis..
Western flower thrips
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Photo 1 T Smith, University of Massachusetts.Bugwood.org. Photo 2 L Pundt, University of Connecticut. Photo 3 William M Brown Jt., Bugwood.org. Photo 4 Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org. Photo 5 Jack T Reed, Mississippi State University. Bugwood.org. Diagram Life cycle western flower thrips. University of Massachusetts.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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