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Publication #ENY-2032

Pest Identification Guide: Florida Flower Thrips Frankliniella bispinosa (Morgan)1

Jeffrey D. Cluever and Hugh A. Smith2

Learn to identify the Florida flower thrips, Frankliniella bispinosa (Morgan), with this guide:

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This document is ENY-2032, one of a series of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date May 2016. Visit the EDIS website at


Jeffrey D. Cluever, former MS student, Department of Entomology and Nematology; and Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma, FL 33598.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.