Cranothrips vesper

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Head and pronotum
Tergites VII-IX

Nomenclatural details

Cranothrips vesper Mound, 1972: 46.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Western Australia, breeding in the flowers of Asteraceae.


Mound LA (1972) Further studies on Australian Aeolothripidae (Thysanoptera). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 11: 37–54.

Mound LA & Marullo R. (1998) Biology and identification of Aeolothripidae (Thysanoptera) in Australia. Invertebrate Taxonomy 12: 929–950.

Pereyra V & Mound LA (2009) Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Cranothrips (Thysanoptera, Melanthripidae) with consideration of host associations and disjunct distributions within the family. Systematic Entomology 34: 151–161.

Type information

Holotype female, Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra.