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Linear sculpture on metanotum of Allelothrips species

Genus information

Allelothrips Bagnall, 1932: 288. Type species Allelothrips cincticornis Bagnall, by monotypy.

Arhipidothrips Bagnall, 1932: 293. Type species Arhipidothrips tenuicornis Bagnall, by monotypy. Synonymised by Stannard, 1961: 9.

Pseudoaeolothrips Bagnall, 1932: 290. Type species Pseudaeolothrips cameroni Bagnall, by monotypy. Synonymised by Stannard, 1961: 9.

Biology and Distribution

Mainly African, with one species from India, these thrips live on leaves and grasses and are ant mimics in their behaviour.


Bagnall RS (1932) Descriptions of some new genera and species of African Aeolothripoid Thysanoptera. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10)10: 287–294.

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

Stannard LJ (1961) A new species of Allelothrips from South India, with notes on the synonymy and characteristics of the genus (Thysanoptera: Aeolothripidae). Bulletin of Entomology, Madras 2: 9-11.


Allelothrips brunneus (Faure, 1941)

Allelothrips cameroni (Bagnall, 1932)

Allelothrips cincticornis Bagnall, 1932

Allelothrips pandyani (Ramakrishna & Margabandhu, 1931)

Allelothrips talithae (Faure, 1941)

Allelothrips tenuicornis (Bagnall, 1932)

Allelothrips vilardeboi (Bournier & Bournier, 1979)