Aeolothrips melaleucus

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Nomenclatural details

Aeolothrips Coleothrips melaleuca Haliday, 1852: 1117.

Aeolothrips fasciatus var. coniunctus Priesner, 1914: 259.

Aeolothrips annectans Hood, 1916: 109.

Aeolothrips coniunctus f. adustus Priesner, 1920: 51.

Aeolothrips concinus Ishida, 1931: 32.

Aeolothrips uzeli Bagnall, 1934: 482. Synonymised by Mound, 1968: 11.

Biology and Distribution

Widespread across Holarctic and into western USA, apparently living in trees.


Haliday AH (1852) Order III Physapoda. pp. 1094–1118 in Walker F List of the Homopterous insects in the British Museum Part IV. London: British Museum.

Priesner H (1914) Neue Thysanopteren (Blasenfüsse) aus Österreich. Entomologischer Zeitung, Frankfurt 27: 259–266.

Hood JD (1916) Descriptions of new Thysanoptera. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 29: 109–124.

Ishida M (1931) Fauna of the Thysanoptera of Japan. Insecta matsumurana 7(1): 32–42.

Bagnall RS (1934) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera XVIII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10)13: 481–498.

zur Strassen R (1962) Wie sieht das Männchen von Aeolothrips melaleucus Haliday aus? (Ins., Thysanoptera). Senckenbergiana biologica 43: 41-45.

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

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

Type information

Holotype female (A. uzeli), The Natural History Museum, London.

Holotype (A. annectans), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.