Bolothrips schaferi, from University of Alberta.

Belongs within: Idolothripinae.

Bolothrips is a genus of grass-living thrips found in the Holarctic and Africa.

Characters (from Mound & Palmer 1983): Antennal segment III with one or two sense-cones, segment IV with two or three slender sense-cones. Eyes may or may not be prolonged ventrally. Maxillary stylets wide apart in head. Metathoracic sternopleural sutures present or absent. Pelta broadly rounded. Abdominal tergites each with one pair of wing-retaining setae.

<==Bolothrips Priesner 1926MM96 [incl. Boloadelothrips Moulton 1949MP83, Botanothrips Hood 1939MP83]
    |--*B. bicolor (Heeger 1825) (see below for synonymy)MP83
    |--B. africanus (Moulton 1949) [=*Boloadelothrips africanus]MP83
    |--B. cinctus Faure 1943MP83
    |--B. cingulatus (Karny 1916) [=Cryptothrips cingulatus]MP83
    |--B. dentipes (Reuter 1880) [=Phloeothrips dentipes; incl. Cryptothrips bagnalli Karny 1916]MP83
    |--B. dentis Faure 1954MP83
    |--B. embotyi Faure 1943MP83
    |--B. gilvipes (Hood 1914) [=Cryptothrips gilvipes; incl. B. litoreus Hood 1939]MP83
    |--B. icarus (Uzel 1895) [=Cryptothrips icarus; incl. C. icarus var. pallipes Uzel 1895]MP83
    |--B. insularis (Bagnall 1914) (see below for synonymy)MP83
    |--B. italicus Mound 1974MP83
    |--B. pratensis Hood 1939 [=B. (*Botanothrips) pratensis]MP83
    |--B. rhachiphilus Cott 1956MP83
    |--B. schaferi (Thomasson & Post 1966) [=Nesothrips schaferi]MP83
    `--B. varius Hartwig 1948MP83

*Bolothrips bicolor (Heeger 1825) [=Phloeothrips bicolor; incl. Oedaleothrips andrei Watson 1933, Bolothrips bicolor f. brevicornis Priesner 1928]MP83

Bolothrips insularis (Bagnall 1914) [=Cryptothrips insularis; incl. B. arenarius Priesner 1950, C. brachyurus Bagnall 1927, C. icarus tuberculatus Priesner 1922]MP83

*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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