Thripidae

Belongs within: Thripida.Contains: Odontothripiella, Wegenerithrips, Plesiothrips, Aptinothripina, Dendrothripinae, Frankliniella, Pseudanaphothrips, Sericothripinae, Scirtothrips, Anaphothrips, Taeniothrips, Thrips, Panchaetothripinae, Chirothrips. The Thripidae are a diverse and cosmopolitan family of thrips including, amongst others, the great majority of the pest thrips species. Recent authors have recognised four subfamilies within the Thripidae though the largest of these, the Thripinae, is defined… Continue reading Thripidae

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Diceratothripina

Belongs within: Idolothripinae. The Diceratothripina are a group of fungus-feeding thrips characterised by the presence of metathoracic sternopleural sutures and widely separated, usually V-shaped maxillary stylets. The fourth antennal segment bears four, or rarely two, sense cones (Mound & Palmer 1983). The Fijian Campanulothrips gracilis is distinctive for its elongate antennae and long anal tube… Continue reading Diceratothripina

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Thrips

Belongs within: Thripidae. Thrips is a large genus of thrips characterised by the absence of ocellar setae I, and the presence of paired tergal ctenidia posteromesad of the spiracles on tergite VIII (Mound & Marullo 1996). The genus is most diverse in the Holarctic and Old World tropics, though some species have become cosmopolitan pest… Continue reading Thrips

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Frankliniella

Belongs within: Thripidae. Frankliniella is a large genus of thrips, most diverse in the Neotropics though some species are cosmopolitan crop pests. These include the western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis and the common blossom thrips F. schultzei. They cause scarring and deformation of leaves, flowers and fruit of a wide range of crops, and can… Continue reading Frankliniella

Haplothripini

Belongs within: Phlaeothripidae.Contains: Apterygothrips, Karnyothrips, Podothrips, Adraneothrips, Haplothrips, Lissothrips, Leptothrips. The Haplothripini are a group of mostly flower-feeding thrips characterised by medially constricted fore wings, the presence of prosternal basantral sclerites, and the presence of a maxillary bridge in the head (Mound et al. 2013). <==Haplothripini |–+–+–‘Haplothrips’ leucanthemi (Schrank 1781)BMW13, MM96 (see below for synonymy)… Continue reading Haplothripini

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Panchaetothripinae

Belongs within: Thripidae.Contains: Caliothrips. The Panchaetothripinae are a group of leaf-feeding thrips characterised by a strong reticulate sculpture over the body surface, particularly the legs, together with fore wings with the first vein more or less fused to the costa, and transverse meso- and metathoracic furcae that lack a median spinula (Mound & Marullo 1996).… Continue reading Panchaetothripinae

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Psalidothrips

Belongs within: Phlaeothripidae. Psalidothrips is a genus of thrips found in leaf litter with a distinctively rather broad, dorsoventrally flattened head (Mound & Marullo 1996). On Psalidothrips Published 13 March 2022 Many of you may know thrips as small insects that infest buds and young shoots of garden plants, stymieing growth and causing malformed development.… Continue reading Psalidothrips

Macrothripina

Belongs within: Idolothripinae. The Macrothripina is a group of mostly large thrips that is most diverse in the Old World tropics. Characters (from Mound & Palmer 1983): Antennal segment IV with four sense cones, these sometimes unusually long. Head sometimes with isolated ommatidium-like structure on each cheek. Metathoracic sternopleural sutures absent. Fore-tibia often with tubercle… Continue reading Macrothripina

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Mecynothrips

Belongs within: Idolothripinae. Mecynothrips is a Palaeotropical genus of fungus-feeding thrips, characterised by the presence of at least three pairs of wing-retaining setae on each abdominal tergite (Mound & Palmer 1983). Characters (from Mound & Palmer 1983): Large, dark species; head without complex sculpture. Eyes not prolonged ventrally. Fore-femora of male usually with one or… Continue reading Mecynothrips

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Elaphrothrips

Belongs within: Idolothripinae. Elaphrothrips is a diverse, primarily pantropical genus of fungus-feeding thrips. Over 100 species are currently recognised in the genus, though some less-studied species may prove to be synonymous (Mound & Palmer 1983). Thrips wars! Published 18 February 2014 All around, little dramas are taking place every day, conflicts as intense as the… Continue reading Elaphrothrips