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Genus information

Thrips (Aptinothrips) Haliday, 1836: 445. Type species Thrips (Aptinothrips) rufa Haliday, 1836, by subsequent designation, Mound & Palmer, 1974.

Uzeliella Bagnall, 1908: 5. Type species Uzeliella lubbocki Bagnall, 1908, by monotypy, synonym of Thrips rufa Haliday.

Carinopleuris Bagnall, 1908: 5. Nomen nudum. Type species Uzeliella lubbocki Bagnall, 1908, by monotypy.

Apithrips Dyadechko, 1964: 153. Type species Aptinothrips rufus f. intermedia Priesner 1921, by monotypy. Synonym by Jacot-Guillarmod, 1974.

Apothrips Dyadechko, 1964: 153. Type species Thrips stylifera Trybom 1894, by subsequent designation. Synonym by Jacot-Guillarmod, 1974.

Biology and Distribution

Holarctic, on grasses.


Haliday AH (1836) An epitome of the British genera in the Order Thysanoptera with indications of a few of the species. Entomological Magazine 3: 439–451.

Bagnall RS (1908) Notes on some genera and species new to the British fauna. Entomologist's monthly Magazine 44: 3–7.

Dyadechko P (1964) Thrips (Thysanoptera) of the European part of the U.S.S.R., 387 pp. Kiev [in Russian].

Mound LA & Palmer JM (1974) Thrips rufa Gmelin, 1970 (Insecta, Thysanoptera, Thripidae): proposed rejection as a nomen dubium under the plenary powers. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 31(4): 228-229.

Palmer JM (1975) The grass-living genus Aptinothrips Haliday (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Journal of Entomology (B) 44(2): 175-188.

Hoddle HS, Mound LA & Paris D (2012) Thrips of California 2012. [1]

Alavi J (2020) Aptinothrips iraniensis sp. n. (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) with a key to the four Aptinothrips species known from Iran. Zootaxa 4816 (2): 247–250.


Aptinothrips iraniensis Alavi, 2020

Aptinothrips elegans Priesner, 1924

Aptinothrips karnyi John, 1927

Aptinothrips rufus (Haliday, 1836)

Aptinothrips stylifer Trybom, 1894