Dichromothrips smithi

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Nomenclatural details

Physopus smithi Zimmermann, 1900: 10.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Java. Associated with Orchidaceae, and known as a pest of Vanilla crops in India, but recorded from Malaysia, Solomon islands, Taiwan, and Tokyo, Japan.


Zimmermann, A (1900) Über einige javanische Thysanopteren. Bulletin de l’Insitut Botanique de Buitenzorg Java 7: 6–19.

Mound LA (1976) Thysanoptera of the genus Dichromothrips on Old World Orchidaceae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 8: 245–265.

Okajima S (1999) On four Dichromothrips species (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) collected from one population of Arundina sp. (Orchidaceae) in Sabah, Borneo. Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology 5: 145–152.

Type information