Aeolothrips vittipennis

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Nomenclatural details

Aeolothrips vittipennis Hood, 1912: 129.

Aeolothrips floridensis Watson, 1916: 126.

Aeolothrips oculatus Hood, 1927: 125.

Aeolothrips yosemitae Moulton, 1929: 125.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Illinois, and the synonyms from Florida, Colorado, and California, this species is widespread across USA to Guatemala. The species mexicanus is possibly merely a local variant.

References

Hood JD (1912) Descriptions of new North American Thysanoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 14: 129–160.

Watson JR (1916) New Thysanoptera from Florida III. Entomological News 27: 126–133.

Hood JD (1927) New Thysanoptera from the United States. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 35: 123–142.

Moulton D (1929) New California Thysanoptera. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 5: 125–136.

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

Type information

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

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

Holotype female (A. yosemitae), California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

Holotype (A. floridensis), Florida State Arthropod collection, Gainesville.