† Archaeothrips

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Genus information

Archaeothrips Priesner, 1924: 131. Type species Archaeothrips latipennis Priesner, 1924, by monotypy.

Gerontothrips Priesner, 1949: 131. Unnecessary replacement name for Archaeothrips Priesner (Bhatti, 2006: 358-9).

Biology and Distribution

One fossil species in Amber.


Priesner H (1924) Bernstein-Thysanopteren. Entomologische Mitteilungen 13: 130-151.

Priesner H (1949) Genera Thysanopterorum. Keys for the identification of the genera of the order Thysanoptera. Bulletin de la Société Royal Entomologique d'Egypte 33: 31-157.

Bhatti JS (2006) The classification of Terebrantia (Insecta) into families. Oriental Insects 40: 339-375.


† Archaeothrips latipennis Priesner, 1924