Bactrothrips brevitubus

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Nomenclatural details

Bactrothrips (Bactridothrips) brevitubus Takahashi, 1935: 61.

Gigantothrips harukawai Kurosawa, 1957: 95. Synonymised by Haga & Okajima, 1989: 4.

Meiothrips (Aculeathrips) baishanzuensis Duan & Li, 1995: 211. Synonymised by Dang & Qiao, 2012: 50.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Japan. Widespread in evergreen broad-leaved forests of southwestern Japan on Castanopsis cuspidata, C. sieboldii, Quercus glauca, Q. ssalicina, Cinnamomum camphora, C. japonicum, Machilus japonica, M. thunbergii, Neolitsea sericea etc.; M. baishanzuensis described from Zhejiang, China.


Takahashi R (1935) An interesting thrips from Amami-Oshima, Loochoos. Mushi 8: 61-63.

Haga K & Okajima S (1989) A taxonomic study of the genus Bactrothrips Karny (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae) from Japan. Bulletin of the Sugadaira Montane Research Centre, University of Tsukuba 10: 1-23.

Duan B & Ki M (1995) Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae, in Wu Hong [ed] (1995) Insects of Baishanzu Mountain, Eastern China 586 pp. Beijing: China Forestry Publishing House. pp. 211–213.

Okajima S (2006) The Insects of Japan. Volume 2. The suborder Tubulifera (Thysanoptera). Fukuoka: Touka Shobo Co. Ltd. pp. 1–720.

Dang LH & Qiao GX (2012) The genus Bactrothrips in China (Thysanoptera: Idolothripinae): morphological and molecular data, and a key with two new species. Zootaxa 3449: 47-61.

Type information

Holotype male, Department of Agricultural Research, Taipei. Holotype female of baishanzuensis, in Baotou Landscape Research Institute, Inner Mongolia.