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Genus information

Leucothrips Reuter, 1904: 107. Type species Leucothrips nigripennis Reuter, 1904, by monotypy.

Microthrips Morgan, 1913: 19. Type species Microthrips piercei Morgan, 1913, by monotypy. Synonymised by Hood, 1931: 171.

Sporangiothrips Daniel, 1985: 528. Type species Sporangiothrips acuminatus Daniel, 1985, by monotypy. Synonymised by Bhatti, 1998: 155.

Biology and Distribution

Probably Neotropical in origin.


Reuter OM (1904) Eine neues Warmhaus-Thysanopteron. Meddelelser af Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica 30: 106-109.

Morgan AC (1913) New genera and species of Thysanoptera, with notes on distribution and food plants. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum 46: 1-55.

Hood JD (1931) Synonyms in the North American Thysanoptera. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 7 (4): 170-172.

Daniel AM (1985) A new genus and species of fern infesting thrips (Thysanoptera: Insecta) with further notes on Mycterothrips nilgiriensis (Anan.). Current Science 54: 528-530.

Bhatti JS (1998) The European and North American greenhouse pest Leucothrips nigripennis Reuter, the fern thrips (Terebrantia: Thripidae), lives outdoors in India. Oriental Insects 32: 153-175.


Leucothrips furcatus Hood, 1931

Leucothrips nigripennis Reuter, 1904

Leucothrips pictus Hood, 1952

Leucothrips piercei (Morgan, 1913)

Leucothrips theobromae (Priesner, 1923)