: a large genus of thrips including numerous serious pests of cultivated plants some of which are vectors of virus diseases see flower thrips, tobacco thrips

Word History


New Latin, probably from Henry James Franklin †1958 American zoologist and entomologist + New Latin -i- + -ella

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“Frankliniella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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