Anisopilothrips venustulus

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Nomenclatural details

Heliothrips venustulus Priesner, 1923: 89.

Astrothrips angulatus Hood, 1925: 50. Synonymised by Wilson, 1975.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Grenada on cacao leaves (A. angulatus) and Paramaribo, Suriname (H. venustulus). Paratypes from Trinidad on Chloropora tinctoria. Recorded from Florida USA, widely around the Caribbean, also Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia and Fiji (Mound & Marullo, 1996: 79).

References

Priesner H (1923) Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Thysanopteren Surinams. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 66: 88–111.

Hood JD (1925) New neotropical Thysanoptera collected by C.B. Williams. Psyche 32: 48–69.

Wilson (1975) A Monograph of the subfamily Panchateothripinae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 23: 1-354.

Mound LA & Marullo R (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1-488.

Type information

Holotype female (H. venustulus), Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.

Lectotype female (A. angulatus), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Anisopilothrips venustulus head and pronotum
Anisopilothrips venustulus meso- and metanotum
Anisopilothrips venustulus tergites
Anisopilothrips venustulus VIII-X