† Archankothrips varicornis

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Nomenclatural details

Melanothrips varicornis Bagnall 1923: 36.

Archankothrips zawirskae Schliephake, 2001: 19. Synonymised by Ulitzka, 2016: 206.

Biology and Distribution

Fossil in Baltic Amber.


Bagnall RS (1923) Fossil Thysanoptera I, Terebrantia Pt. I. Entomologist's monthly Magazine 59: 35–38.

Mound LA (1968) A review of R.S. Bagnall's Thysanoptera collections. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology Supplement 11: 1-181.

Schliephake G (2001) Thysanoptera (Insecta) of the Tertiary amber of the Museum of the Earth, Warsaw, with keys to the species of the Baltic and Bitterfeld amber. Prace Muzeum Ziemi 46: 17-39.

Ulitzka M (2016) Revision of the fossil Melanthripidae from Baltic Tertiary (Eocene) amber including a new genus (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Entomologische Zeitschrift 127 (4): 205-212.

Type information

Holotype female, The Natural History Museum, London.

Holotype male zawirskae, Museum of the Earth, Warsaw.