Overview

Comprehensive Description

General Description

Body varies from 1mm to 1.3mm in length, and is generally dark brown, with legs lighter in colour than the rest of the body, and forewings are a light grayish brown. Orange subintegumental pigment present in thorax and abdomen. Males are somewhat more yellowish and have brownish patches on the thorax and abdominal segments 1 and 2. The head is moderate in size, but not prolonged in front of the eyes. Interocellar setae are long relative to the post ocular setae. The sides of the pedicel are straight on antennal segment 3. Ocelli are present, but are reduced in brachypters. Major setae on the prothorax are moderately long with the inner anterior pair of setae smaller or about the same size as the dorsal length of the compound eye. Both sexes occur in macropterous and micropterous forms. An interrupted comb of setae is present along the posterior margin of abdominal tergite 8. Males have single, transverse, elipsoid glandular areas present on abdominal sternites 3 to 7 (Stannard, 1968).
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Distribution

Alberta, Ontario (Chiasson, 1986), widespread through Canada, the US and southward to Mexico and Puerto Rico (Moritz et al., 2001).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Frankliniella fusca
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Collector(s): A. Dampf
Year Collected: 1924
Locality: Mexico;cordoba, Veracruz-Llave, Mexico
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Holotype for Frankliniella fusca
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Collector(s): J. Bailey
Year Collected: 1914
Locality: Mission; Texas, Texas, United States
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Paratype for Frankliniella fusca
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Collector(s): J. Bailey
Year Collected: 1914
Locality: Mission,Texas, Texas, United States
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Ecology

Habitat

Peanuts, tobacco and cotton (Jacot-Guillarmod, 1974), various other plants (Moritz et al., 2001).
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Trophic Strategy

Undocumented.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Adults collected in June through August.
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Life Cycle

Undocumented.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Frankliniella fusca

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

TTAAACAATATAAGATTTTGACTTCTTCCGCCTTCTTTAACTTTATTAATTATAGGA---CTTTCTAAAGATGGAGCAGGAACAGGATGAACTGTTTATCCTCCATTATCA---ACATTTTATCATTCTGGTATATCAGTAGATTTA---ACAATTTTTTCACTTCATTTAGCCGGAATTTCGTCGATTCTCGGAGCCTTAAACTTTATTACAACCATTATAAACTTGAAAATTAAAAATCTGGAGACAGAAAAAATAACTTTATTTGTTTGATCAGTAATTTTAACGGCTATTCTTCTTCTTTTATCTCTTCCAGTTCTAGCGGGG---GCAATTACTATATTATTAACAGATCGAAACTTAAATACATCCTTTTTTGATCCTAGAGGAGGAGGGGACCCAGTTCTATATCAACATTTATTTTGATTCTTTGGCCATCCAGAAGTTTATATCCTTATTTTGCCTGGTTTTGGTTTAATTTCACATATTATTACACAAGAAACAAATAAAAAA---AGAACTTTTGGACTTATGGGAATAATCTACGCTATAATAGCCATTGGA------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TTT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Frankliniella fusca

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

Damages peanuts, tobacco, cotton, and is a vector of tomato spotted wilt virus (Moritz et al., 2001)
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