Aulacothrips dictyotus

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Nomenclatural details

Aulacothrips dictyotus Hood, 1952: 142.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Nova Teutonia, Santa Catarina, Brazil from Compositae and Solanum sp.. Larvae and adults live as ectoparasites on Aetalion reticulatum (Aetalionidae).


Hood JD (1952) Brasilian Thysanoptera III. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 65: 141–174.

Pitkin BR (1978) Lectotype designations of certain species of thrips described by J.D.Hood and notes on his collection (Thysanoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 80: 264–295.

Izzo TJ, Pinent SMJ & Mound LA (2002) Aulacothrips dictyotus (Heterothripidae), the first ectoparasitic thrips (Thysanoptera). Florida Entomologist 85: 281–283.

Type information

Lectotype female, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.