Androthrips ramachandrai

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Androthrips ramachandrai_Female head and pronotum [L A Mound]

Nomenclatural details

Androthrips ramachandrai Karny, 1926: 226.

Biology and Distribution

Described from India, recorded from Japan and the Americas. Predatory on immature stages of galling thrips, particularly on Gynaikothrips uzeli on Ficus benjamina leaf-galls (Melo et al., 2013).


Karny H (1926) Studies on Indian Thysanoptera. Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture in India Entomology Series 9: 187–239.

Okajima S (2006) The Insects of Japan Volume 2 The suborder Tubulifera (Thysanoptera). Fukuoka: Touka Shobo Co Ltd pp. 1–720.

Boyd DW & Held DW (2006) Androthrips ramachandrai (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae): an introduced thrips in the United States. Florida Entomologist 89: 455-458.

Melo FS; Cavalleri A & Mendonça Jr. MS (2013) Predation of Gynaikothrips uzeli (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) by Androthrips ramachandrai (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). The Florida Entomologist 96: 859-863.

Type information

Paratype male, Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.