EPPO Global Database

Frankliniella occidentalis(FRANOC)


Important note about the classification of host plants in GD:
Categories have been assigned by the EPPO Secretariat on the basis of available data at the time of entry. They correspond to a qualitative evaluation of the importance of the host plant for the pest concerned and remain indicative only.
Further explanation of categories is available in the guide.
Organism Type
Capsicum annuum (CPSAN) Major host
* Martínez, RT, Poojari S, Tolin SA, Cayetano X, Naidu RA (2014) First report of Tomato spotted wilt virus in peppers and tomato in the Dominican Republic. Plant Disease 98(1), 163-164.
Chrysanthemum x morifolium (CHYHO) Major host
* Etienne J, Ryckewaert P, Michel B (2015) Thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera of Guadeloupe and Martinique: updated check-list with new information on their ecology and natural enemies. Florida Entomologist 98(1), 298-304.
Cucumis sativus (CUMSA) Major host
* Zhang B, Qian W, Qiao X, Xi Y, Wan F (2019) Invasion biology, ecology, and management of Frankliniella occidentalis in China. Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology 102(3):e21613.
Gerbera jamesonii (GEBJA) Major host
Medicago sativa (MEDSA) Major host
Prunus armeniaca (PRNAR) Major host
* Klein M, Chyzik R, Ben-Dov Y (1995) The western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis damages the vegetative growth of apricot trees in Israel. Alon Hanotea, 49(12), 540-544.
Prunus domestica (PRNDO) Major host
Prunus persica (PRNPS) Major host
* Guarino F,  Tocci A (1995) Frankliniella occidentalis on peach and nectarine in Calabria (south Italy). Bulletin OILB-SROP, 18(2), 21-23.

* Grasselly D (1996) Le thrips Frankliniella occidentalis en cultures légumières et fruitières. Description des dégâts directs. Phytoma - La Défense des Végétaux, no. 482, 42-43.
Rosa large-flowered bush hybrids (ROSXX) Major host
Streptocarpus ionanthus (SNPIO) Major host
Allium cepa (ALLCE) Host
Beta vulgaris (BEAVX) Host
Carthamus tinctorius (CAUTI) Host
Chenopodium quinoa (CHEQU) Host
* Chorbadjian RA, Ahumada MI, Urra F, Elgueta M, Gilligan TM (2021) Biogeographical patterns of herbivore arthropods associated with Chenopodium quinoa grown along the Latitudinal Gradient of Chile. Plants 10(12), 2811. doi:10.3390/plants10122811
Citrus paradisi (CIDPA) Host
Cucurbitaceae (1CUCF) Host
Cucurbita pepo (CUUPE) Host
* Benmessaoud-Boukhalfa H, Mouhouche F, Belmazouzi FZ (2010) Inventory and identification of some Thrips species in coastal and subcoastal regions of Algeria. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America, 1(5), 755-761.
Daucus carota subsp. sativus (DAUCS) Host
Dianthus caryophyllus (DINCA) Host
Fragaria x ananassa (FRAAN) Host
* Strzyzewski IL, Funderburk JE, Renkema JM, Smith HA (2021) Characterization of Frankliniella occidentalis and Frankliniella bispinosa (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) injury to strawberry. Journal of Economic Entomology 114(2), 794–800.
------- confirmed host.
fruit plants (2FRUP) Host
Gardenia jasminoides (GADJA) Host
* Cao Y, Zhi J, Zhang R, Li C, Liu Y, Lv Z, Gao Y (2018) Different population performances of Frankliniella occidentalis and Thrips hawaiiensis on flowers of two horticultural plants. Journal of pest science 91(1), 79-91.
Gladiolus hybrids (GLAHY) Host
Gossypium hirsutum (GOSHI) Host
Helianthus annuus (HELAN) Host
* Chyzik R, Ben-Dov Y, Nakache Y, Klein M (1995) Association of the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) with cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in Israel. Phytoparasitica 23(2), 147-155.
herbaceous ornamental plants (2ORNH) Host
Lathyrus odoratus (LTHOD) Host
Mangifera indica (MNGIN) Host
* Grove T, Giliomee JH, Pringle KL (2001) Thrips (Thysanoptera) species associated with mango trees in South Africa. African Entomology 9(2), 153-162.
------- observed on flowers. 
Mentha x piperita (MENPI) Host
* DeAngelis JD, Sether DM and Rossignol PA (1994) Transmission of impatiens necrotic spot virus in peppermint by western flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 87 (1), 197-201.
Nicotiana tabacum (NIOTA) Host
Phaseolus vulgaris (PHSVX) Host
* GNyasani JO, Meyhöfer R, Subramanian S, Poehling HM (2012) Effect of intercrops on thrips species composition and population abundance on French beans in Kenya. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 142(3), 236-246.
Pisum sativum (PIBSX) Host
Purshia tridentata (PURTR) Host
Rosa (1ROSG) Host
Rosa chinensis (ROSCH) Host
* Qi G, Gu Z, Shen J, Wang C, Zeng L, Reitz SR, Cao Y (2022) Rosa chinensis cultivars affect Fitness-related characteristics and digestive physiology of the Western Flower Thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis Pergande (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 115(5), 1620-1626.
Selenicereus undatus (HCRUN) Host
* Meza K, Cusme M, Velasquez J, Chirinos D (2020) Thrips (Thysanoptera) associated with Pitahaya Selenicereus undatus (Haw.) D.R. Hunt. Species, population levels and some natural enemies. LA GRANJA: Revista de Ciencias de la Vida 32(2) 2020:91-103. https://doi.org/10.17163/lgr.n32.2020.07
------- most abundant specie in Ecuador, as Selenicereus undatus.
Sinningia speciosa (SNNSP) Host
Solanum lycopersicum (LYPES) Host
* Martínez, RT, Poojari S, Tolin SA, Cayetano X, Naidu RA (2014) First report of Tomato spotted wilt virus in peppers and tomato in the Dominican Republic. Plant Disease 98(1), 163-164.
Vaccinium (1VACG) Host
* Ortiz JA, Infante F, Rodriguez D, Toledo-Hernandez RA (2020) Discovery of Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in blueberry fields of Michoacan, Mexico. Florida Entomologist 103(3), 408-410. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.103.0316
vegetable plants (2VEGP) Host
Vitis vinifera (VITVI) Host
* İbrahim TE, Atakan E (2022) Investigation of thrips (Thysanoptera) species, their population changes and damage rates in vineyards of Mersin Province (Türkiye). Turkish Journal of Entomology 46(2), 199-210.

* Moleas T, Baldacchino F, Addante R (1996) Integrated control of Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) on table grapes in 1992-94. Difesa delle Piante, 19(1), 41-48.