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Genus information

Holarthrothrips Bagnall, 1927: 562. Type species Holarthrothrips tenuicornis Bagnall, by monotypy.

Adiheterothrips Ramakrishna, 1928: 247. Type species Adiheterothrips jambudvipae Ramakrishna, by monotypy. Synonymised by Mound et al., 1980: 136.

Biology and distribution

The four extant species in this genus breed in the male flowers of Phoenix palms, including date palms. These thrips are known only between the Mediterranean area and India.


Bagnall RS (1927) Contributions towards a knowledge of the European Thysanoptera. III. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9) 20: 561-585.

Ramakrishna, TV (1928) A contribution to our knowledge of the Thysanoptera of India. Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture of India (Entomology Series 10) 7: 217-316.

Bhatti JS. (1986) A new species of Holarthrothrips from Iraq, with notes on host plants and key to species, along with clarification of the position of this genus among Thysanoptera. Zoology (Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology) 1: 1-33.

Mound LA, Heming BS & Palmer JM (1980) Phylogenetic relationships between the families of recent Thysanoptera. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society of London 69: 111-141.


† Holarthrothrips crassicornis Schliephake, 2001

Holarthrothrips indicus Bhatti & Ananthakrishnan, 1978

Holarthrothrips jambudvipae (Ramakrishna, 1928)

Holarthrothrips josephi Bhatti, 1986

† Holarthrothrips miocaenicus Schliephake, 1990

Holarthrothrips tenuicornis Bagnall, 1927