Arorathrips mexicanus

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Nomenclatural details

Chirothrips mexicana Crawford DL, 1909: 114.

Chirothrips floridensis Watson, 1920: 22.

Chirothrips catchingsi Watson, 1924: 76.

Chirothrips saltensis Tapia, 1952: 109.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Guadalajara, Mexico (C. mexicanus), New Orleans, Louisiana USA (C. catchingsi), Florida USA (C. floridensis), and Argentina (C. saltensis).


Crawford DL (1909) On some Thysanoptera from Mexico and the south. Pomona College Journal of Entomology 1: 109–119.

Watson JR (1920) New Thysanoptera from Florida VII. Florida Entomologist 4: 18–23.

Watson JR (1924) Synopsis and catalog of the Thysanoptera of North America. Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Florida 168: 1–100.

Tapia, E.A. (1952) Dos especies de Tisanopteros Argentinos nuevos para la Ciencia. Anales de la Sociedad Cientifica Argentina 54, 107–110.

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

Type information

Holotype female (C. catchingsi), Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville.

Syntype (C. mexicanus), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.