Frankliniella bondari, Hood, 1941,

Cavalleri, Adriano & Mound, Laurence A., 2012, Toward the identification of Frankliniella species in Brazil (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), Zootaxa 3270, pp. 1-30: 5

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Frankliniella bondari


bondari Hood, 1941 

Described from Brazil, this yellow species is recorded from Mexico, Cuba, and south eastern USA (Florida, Georgia, Hawaii). Apparently specific to Polianthes  ( Agavaceae  ), the head is prolonged in front of the eyes as in other Frankliniella  species that live on Poaceae ( Nakahara 1992)  . The head also lacks postocular setae I and metanotal campaniform sensilla are absent. Two synonyms of this species, alba and bratleyi, were described based on macropterous and brachypterous forms in Mexico and USA.