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Genus information

Psilothrips Hood, 1927: 198. Type species Psilothrips pardalotus Hood, 1927, by monotypy.

Thamnothrips Priesner, 1932: 2. Type species Thamnothrips bimaculatus Priesner, 1932, by monotypy. Synonym by Priesner, 1949.

Biology and Distribution

From California and Sahel region of Old World.


Hood JD (1927) New western Thysanoptera. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 40: 197–204.

O'Neill K (1960) The taxonomy of Psilothrips Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 62(2): 87–95.

Hoddle HS, Mound LA & Paris D (2012) Thrips of California 2012. [1]

Minaei K & Mound LA (2015)Thysanoptera disjunct distribution between western America and the Mediterranean with a new Psilothrips species (Thripidae) from Iran. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 62 (2): 1–7.


Psilothrips bimaculatus (Priesner, 1932)

Psilothrips minutus zur Strassen, 1965

Psilothrips pardalotus Hood, 1927

Psilothrips priesneri (Moulton, 1926)

Psilothrips zygophylli Minaei & Mound, 2015