oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Notes on Thysanoptera of tropical Africa and St. Helena

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Well known as widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara, this species is of economic importance in South Africa as the vector of virus diseases of tobacco and tomato (Moore & Anderssen 1939). Moulton in 1948 reported Fr. schultzei as occurring also in Brazil, Australia (also as a vector of a virus disease) and New Guinea, from where the species was known before under other names, which are, according to Moulton, to be regarded as synonyms. The list of host plants contains more than fifty different species, to which I am able to add two further plants, i.e. groundnut (Arachis) and Lantana camara Linnaeus.

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