Frankliniella

noun Frank·lin·i·el·la \ ˌfraŋkˌlinēˈelə \

Definition of Frankliniella

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of frankliniella

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


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