Frankliniella

noun

Frank·​lin·​i·​el·​la
ˌfraŋkˌlinēˈelə
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Frankliniella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Frankliniella. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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