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ThripsWiki - providing information on the World's thrips

For bibliographic purposes this site should be referenced as:

ThripsWiki (current year) ThripsWiki - providing information on the World's thrips. [date accessed]

This site was designed and produced in Canberra by Inkeri Lehtinen with Laurence Mound. Data was drawn from a web-based checklist that since 2005 was available through CSIRO Australia, but which for technical reasons has had to be abandoned. "Thysanoptera (Thrips) of the World - a checklist" originated from card-catalogues maintained over many years at the Natural History Museum, London, and at the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt. GBIF funded visits to check data at the major thrips collections in Frankfurt, London and Washington DC for the 2005 system. The available data has been extensively revised and enriched through bibliographic and web searches, and production of this new site was supported by DAFF Australia.

The prime objective is to give ready access to the scientific names and classification of the nearly 6000 species in the insect Order Thysanoptera.

The site is administered by an international group of taxonomists who can be contacted at:

We will be pleased to hear from users concerning any errors that they find, or additional information that they consider should be included.

Click to see a list of the 785 extant genera.

Click to see a list of the 70 Fossil genera.


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Dorythrips wallacei Stomatothrips angustipennis Lichanothrips pastinus Desmothrips australis Dichromothrips smithi

Thysanoptera Classification

Classification theory and overview

Thysanoptera Families

Aeolothripidae Uzel, 1895

Fauriellidae Priesner, 1949

† Hemithripidae Bagnall, 1923

Heterothripidae Bagnall, 1912

† Karataothripidae Sharov, 1972

† Liassothripidae Priesner, 1949

Melanthripidae Bagnall, 1913

Merothripidae Hood, 1912

† Moundthripidae Nel, Azar & Nel, 2007

Phlaeothripidae Uzel, 1895

Stenurothripidae Bagnall, 1923

Thripidae Stephens, 1829

† Triassothripidae Grimaldi & Shmakov, 2004

Uzelothripidae Hood, 1952


Thrips and galls

Thrips and Humans

Public nuisance thrips

Collecting and preparing thrips for study

Information and Identifications

Glossary of thrips morphology terms

Web-based identification systems

Thysanoptera (Thrips) information [1]


Zoogeographic Regions information

Individual authors publications on thrips

zur Strassen distribution lists

World Thysanoptera Resource page [2]