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Record number 560047
Title Invasion biology, ecology, and management of western flower thrips
Author(s) Reitz, Stuart R.; Gao, Yulin; Kirk, William D.J.; Hoddle, Mark S.; Leiss, Kirsten A.; Funderburk, Joe E.
Source Annual Review of Entomology 65 (2020). - ISSN 0066-4170 - p. 17 - 37.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ento-011019-024947
Department(s) GTB Gewasgez. Bodem en Water
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2020
Keyword(s) cryptic species - genomics - integrated pest management (IPM) - invasive alien species - Orthotospovirus - Thysanoptera
Abstract

Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, first arose as an important invasive pest of many crops during the 1970s-1980s. The tremendous growth in international agricultural trade that developed then fostered the invasiveness of western flower thrips. We examine current knowledge regarding the biology of western flower thrips, with an emphasis on characteristics that contribute to its invasiveness and pest status. Efforts to control this pest and the tospoviruses that it vectors with intensive insecticide applications have been unsuccessful and have created significant problems because of the development of resistance to numerous insecticides and associated outbreaks of secondary pests. We synthesize information on effective integrated management approaches for western flower thrips that have developed through research on its biology, behavior, and ecology. We further highlight emerging topics regarding the species status of western flower thrips, as well as its genetics, biology, and ecology that facilitate its use as a model study organism and will guide development of appropriate management practices.

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