Hercinothrips bicinctus

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Hercinothrips bicinctus head and thorax
Hercinothrips bicinctus wing

Nomenclatural details

Heliothrips bicinctus Bagnall, 1919: 258.

Heliothrips bifasciipennis Girault, 1926: 1. Synonymised by Mound, 1970: 54.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Belgium (H. bicinctus) and Australia (H. bifasciipennis), recorded from Tanzania (Bagnall, 1919).


Bagnall RS (1919) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera X. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)4: 253–277.

Girault AA (1926) Characteristics of new Australian insects [Refused Publication on Pretext]. Published privately, Brisbane 2 pp.

Mound LA (1970) Studies on heliothripine Thysanoptera. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London 39: 41–56.

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

Type information

Lectotype female (H. bicinctus), The Natural History Museum, London.