Aleurodothrips fasciapennis

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Female and male

Nomenclatural details

Cryptothrips fasciapennis Franklin, 1908: 727.

Cephalothrips spinosus Bagnall, 1909: 174.

Aleurodothrips fasciiventris Girault, 1927: 2. Synonymised by Mound & Walker, 1987: 78.

Biology and Distribution

Described from the West Indies (C. fasciapennis), Belgium (C. spinosus) and Australia, on lemon (A. fasciiventris). Recorded from Japan (Okajima, 2006). Predator of scale insect and white fly (Okajima, 2006).


Franklin HJ (1908) On a collection of Thysanopterous insects from Barbados and St Vincent Islands. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 33: 715–730.

Bagnall RS (1909) On the Thysanoptera of the Botanical Gardens, Brussels. Annals de la Societe entomologique de Belge 53: 171–176.

Girault AA (1927) A discourse on wild animals Published privately, Brisbane pp. 1–2.

Mound LA & Walker AK (1987) Thysanoptera as tropical tramps: new records from New Zealand and The Pacific. New Zealand Entomologist 9: 70-85.

Okajima S (2006) The Insects of Japan Volume 2 The suborder Tubulifera (Thysanoptera). Fukuoka: Touka Shobo Co Ltd pp. 1–720.

Type information

Holotype male (C. spinosus), The Natural History Museum, London.

Syntype, (A. fasciiventris), Queensland Museum, Brisbane.