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Genus information

Australothrips Bagnall, 1916: 214. Type species Australothrips bicolor Bagnall, 1916, by monotypy.

Pterothrips Hood, 1918: 123. Type species Pterothrips quadratus Hood, 1918, by monotypy. Synonymy by Bagnall, 1932.

Biology and Distribution

From Australia, two leaf-feeding species.


Bagnall RS (1916) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera VII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8)17: 213–223.

Hood JD (1918) New genera and species of Australian Thysanoptera. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 6: 121–150.

Mound LA, Tree DC & Paris D. (2012) Ozthrips – Thysanoptera in Australia. [1]


Australothrips aliceae Marullo & Mound, 1997

Australothrips bicolor Bagnall, 1916