Ceratothripoides brunneus Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) recorded from Florida

  • Thomas Skarlinsky USDA,APHIS,PPQ
  • Joe Funderburk University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center
  • Felipe Soto-Adames Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry
Keywords: African thrips, description, distribution, Solanaceae, Miami-Dade County, first record

Abstract

The African thrips Ceratothripoides brunneus Bagnall is reported for the first time from North America, collected from flowers of Asystasia gangetica in Miami Dade County, Florida. The affinity of C. brunneus for solanaceous plants in other regions of the world suggest that future detection in Florida commercial tomato, pepper and eggplant production areas is possible. The geographic distribution and biology are summarized based on the literature and a morphological description of adults is provided.

Key Words: African thrips; description; distribution; Solanaceae;
Miami-Dade County; first record

Sumario

Se reporta por primera vez el trips africano Ceratothripoides brunneus Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) en América del Norte,
recolectados sobre flores de Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anderson
(Acanthaceae) en el condado de Miami-Dade, Florida. La afinidad de C. brunneus por las plantas solanáceas en otras regiones del mundo sugiere la posible detección de esta especie sobre las áreas comerciales de tomate, pimiento y berenjena de la Florida en el futuro. Se provee un resumen de la literatura de su distribución geográfica y biología y una descripción morfológica de los adultos.

Palabras Clave: trips de africanos; descripción; distribución; Solanaceae; Condado de Miami-Date; primer registro

 

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Published
2017-08-06
Section
Scientific Notes