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Genus information

Actinothrips Bagnall, 1909: 332. Type species Actinothrips longicornis Bagnall, by monotypy.

Dasythrips Hood, 1937: 521. Type species Dasythrips regalis Hood, by monotypy. Synonymised by Mound & Palmer, 1983).

Biology and Distribution

This Neotropical genus of 13 described species is classified in the sub-tribe Hystricothripina.


Bagnall, RS (1909) On two new genera of Thysanoptera from Venezuela; Anactinothrips and Actinothrips. Journal of the Linnean Society. Zoology 30: 329-335.

Hood JD (1937) Studies on Neotropical Thysanoptera V. Revista de Entomologia 7: 486-530.

Mound LA & Palmer JM (1983) The generic and tribal classification of spore-feeding Thysanoptera (Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology 46: 1-174.


Actinothrips apithanus Mound, 1991

Actinothrips bondari Hood, 1928

Actinothrips chiapensis (Johansen & Garcia-Aldrete, 1976)

Actinothrips femoralis Hood, 1950

Actinothrips fraterculus (Hood, 1941)

Actinothrips gargantua De Santis, 1960

Actinothrips longicornis Bagnall, 1909

Actinothrips monochaetus Hood, 1935

Actinothrips pedalis Hood, 1949

Actinothrips polychaetus Hood, 1941

Actinothrips regalis (Hood, 1937)

Actinothrips retanae Mound, 1991

Actinothrips trichaetus Hood, 1935