Apterothrips apteris

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Female and male

Nomenclatural details

Sericothrips apteris Daniel, 1904: 295.

Sericothrips stanfordii Moulton, 1907: 51.

Sericothrips ineptus Ahlberg, 1922: 271.

Apterothrips delamarei Bournier, 1962: 231.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Argentina (A. delamarei), San Francisco, California (USA) (S. apteris, S. stanfordii) and Juan Fernandez island, Chile (S. ineptus).


Daniel SM (1904) New California Thysanoptera. Entomological News 15: 293–297.

Moulton D (1907) A contribution to our knowledge of the Thysanoptera of California. Technical series, USDA Bureau of Entomology. 12/3: 39–68

Ahlberg (1922) Thysanoptera from Juan Fernandez and Easter Island. The Natural History of Juan Fernandez and Easter Island ed by C Skottsberg, Vol. 3(pt. 2) 1922: pp. 271-276.

Bournier A (1962) Thysanoptères. Etudes sur la Faune du Sol. Biologie de l'Amérique Australe 1: 231–235.

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

Type information

Holotype (A. delamarei), Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Syntype female (S. stanfordii), California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

Syntype (S. apteris), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.