Erotidothrips mirabilis

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Nomenclatural details

Erotidothrips mirabilis Priesner, 1939: 157

Biology and Distribution

Described from Democratic Republic of the Congo, from dead twigs and branches, and presumably fungus feeding. Recorded from Ivory Coast, India, Singapore, northern Australia and Samoa.


Priesner H (1939) Thysanopteren aus dem Belgischen Congo (6. Beitrag). Revue Zoologie et Botanique africaine 32: 154-175.

Mound LA & O'Neill K (1974) Taxonomy of the Merothripidae, with ecological and phylogenetic considerations (Thysanoptera). Journal of Natural History 8: 481-509.

Type Information

Holotype female, Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.

Erotidothrips mirabilis head
Erotidothrips mirabilis meso- and metanotum
Erotidothrips mirabilis sternite VII
Erotidothrips mirabilis tergites with trichobothia