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Genus information

Agrothrips Jacot-Guillarmod, 1939: 41. Type species Agrothrips priesneri Jacot-Guillarmod 1939, by monotypy.

Biology and Distribution

Eight species included, but the genus may be polyphyletic.


Jacot-Guillarmod CF (1939) Phlaeothripidae (Thysanoptera) new to South Africa, with descriptions of new genera and species. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 2: 36–62.


Agrothrips arenicola (Hood, 1939)

Agrothrips dimidiatus (Hood, 1939)

Agrothrips omani (Crawford JC, 1947)

Agrothrips pallidus (Hood, 1912)

Agrothrips priesneri Jacot-Guillarmod, 1939

Agrothrips tantillus Stannard, 1958

Agrothrips tenebricosus (Priesner, 1925)