Male Bactrothrips hesperus, from Thrips of California 2012.

Belongs within: Idolothripinae.

Bactrothrips is a genus of thrips most diverse in the Old World tropics. The males of most species have a pair of long tubercles (drepanae) laterally on the sixth abdominal segment (Mound & Palmer 1983).

Characters (from Mound & Palmer 1983): Head 1.4 to 2.2 times as long as broad; stylets not retracted far into head. Epimeral sutures incomplete. Mesopraesternum boat-shaped, clearly defined from lateral sclerites. Metanotal setae 0.6 to 1.6 times as long as the distance between their bases. Wings, when fully developed, with a darker median basal line. Lateral lobes of pelta narrowly joined to centre, broadest distal part of lobe sometimes 1.3, usually more than 2.0 times as long as narrowest proximal part. Male drepanae, when present, not bearing a stout terminal seta.

<==Bactrothrips Karny 1912MM96 (see below for synonymy)
    |--*B. longiventris Karny 1912MM96
    |--B. alluaudi (Bagnall 1918) [=*Eidothrips alluaudi]MP83
    |--B. ‘alluaudi’ (Bagnall 1936) non Eidothrips alluaudi Bagnall 1918 [=*Bactrianothrips alluaudi]MP83
    |--B. aterrimus Priesner 1936MP83
    |--B. atrispinis Priesner 1932MP83
    |--B. bancoensis Priesner 1952MP83
    |--B. berlandi (Bagnall 1936) [=*Cervothrips berlandi]MP83
    |--B. brevitubus Takahashi 1935MP83
    |--B. bucculentus Bournier 1968MP83
    |--B. buffai (Karny 1921) [=*Caudothrips buffai; incl. Megathrips lesnei Bagnall 1933]MP83
    |--B. congoensis Priesner 1932MP83
    |--B. delamarei Priesner 1952MP83
    |--B. divergens (Bagnall 1918) [=*Krinothrips divergens; incl. Actinothrips ritchianus Bagnall 1932]MP83
    |--B. furcatus Priesner 1932MP83
    |--B. grandis Priesner 1932MP83
    |--B. guineaensis Moulton 1947MP83
    |--B. guineensis Priesner 1952MP83
    |--B. hesperus (Moulton 1907)MM96 [=Megalothrips hesperusMP83]
    |--B. honoris (Bagnall 1921) [=Megathrips honoris]MP83
    |--B. hoodi Bournier 1968MP83
    |--B. idolomorphus (Karny 1919) [=*Bactridothrips idolomorphus; incl. Bactridothrips serraticornis Bagnall 1921]MP83
    |--B. inermis (Karny 1912) [=Panurothrips inermis]MP83
    |--B. kawamurai (Ishida 1932) [=Idolothrips kawamurai]MP83
    |--B. kenyensis Priesner 1935MP83
    |--B. laingi (Bagnall 1926) [=Bactridothrips laingi; incl. Actinothrips hargreavesi Bagnall 1926]MP83
    |--B. lamottei Priesner 1952MP83
    |--B. levidens Priesner 1932MP83
    |--B. longisetis Bournier 1968MP83
    |--B. luteus Ananthakrishnan 1973MP83
    |--B. macropteryx (Trybom 1910) [=Megalothrips macropteryx]MP83
    |--B. malgassus Bournier 1967MP83
    |--B. moultoni (Bagnall 1932) [=Bactridothrips moultoni]MP83
    |--B. natalensis Moulton 1930MP83
    |--B. nativus (Girault 1928) [=Idolothrips nativus]MP83
    |--B. nigripes Priesner 1932MP83
    |--B. pallidicrus Priesner 1952MP83
    |--B. parvidens Priesner 1932MP83
    |--B. pitkini Mound & Palmer 1983MP83
    |--B. priesneri Bournier 1967MP83
    |--B. propinquus (Bagnall 1936) [=Bactridothrips propinquus]MP83
    |--B. quadrituberculatus (Bagnall 1908) [=Idolothrips quadrituberculatus]MP83
    `--B. titschacki Bournier 1968MP83

Bactrothrips Karny 1912MM96 [incl. Bactrianothrips Bagnall 1936MP83, Bactridothrips Karny 1919MP83, Caudothrips Karny 1921MP83, Cervothrips Bagnall 1936MP83, Eidothrips Bagnall 1918MP83, Krinothrips Bagnall 1918MP83; Bactrothripinae]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[MM96] Mound, L. A., & R. Marullo. 1996. The thrips of Central and South America: an introduction (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–487.

[MP83] Mound, L. A., & J. M. Palmer. 1983. The generic and tribal classification of spore-feeding Thysanoptera (Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Entomology series 46 (1): 1–174.

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