Desmothrips australis

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Desmothrips australis meso- and metanotum

Nomenclatural details

Orothrips australis Bagnall, 1914: 287.

Archaeolothrips fontis Bagnall, 1924: 627. Synonymised by Bagnall & Kelly, 1928: 204.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Healesville, Victoria, Australia from Xanthorrhoea australis (O. australis) and Erythrea australis (A. fontis).


Bagnall RS (1914) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera III. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8)13: 287–297.

Bagnall RS & Kelly R (1928) The genus Desmothrips Hood: with special reference to dimorphism in the sexes. Entomologist's monthly Magazine 64: 204-206.

Type information

Holotype female (O. australis), The Natural History Museum, London.

Holotype male (A. fontis), The Natural History Museum, London.