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Genus information

Bregmatothrips Hood, 1912: 66. Type species Bregmatothrips venustus Hood, 1912, by original designation.

Limocercyothrips Watson, 1926: 9. Type species Limocercyothrips bicolor Watson, 1926, by monotypy. Synonymised by Priesner 1949: 135.

Poethrips Faure, 1933: 3. Type species Poethrips furcatus Faure, 1933, by monotypy. Synonymised by Bhatti 1984: 89.

Neolimothrips Shumsher, 1942: 118. Type species Neolimothrips brachycephalus Shumsher, 1942, by monotypy. Synonymised by Mound 1968: 28.

Biology and Distribution

Living on Poaceae, possibly Old World in origin.


Hood JD (1912) New genera and species of North American Thysanoptera from the South and West. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 25: 61–76.

Watson JR (1926) New Thysanoptera from Florida XIII; cont'd. Florida Entomologist 10: 9–12.

Faure JC (1933) New genera and species of Thysanoptera from South Africa. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 28: 1–75.

Shumsher S (1942) Contribution to our knowledge of Indian Thysanoptera. Indian Journal of Entomology 4(2): 111–135.

Bhatti JS (1984) A remarkable Bregmatothrips-like new genus from Africa, with a review of Bregmatothrips Hood and Plutonothrips Priesner. Annals of Entomology 2: 83-97.

Mound LA (2011) Grass-dependent Thysanoptera of the family Thripidae from Australia. Zootaxa 3064: 1-40.


Bregmatothrips australis Mound, 2011

Bregmatothrips binervis (Kobus, 1893)

Bregmatothrips bournieri Pelikan, 1988

Bregmatothrips brachycephalus (Shumsher, 1942)

Bregmatothrips dimorphus (Priesner, 1919)

Bregmatothrips furcatus (Faure, 1933)

Bregmatothrips piceus zur Strassen, 1993

Bregmatothrips ramani Rachana & Varatharajan, 2017

Bregmatothrips sinensis Wang & Tong, 2016

Bregmatothrips venustus Hood, 1912

Bregmatothrips willcocksi (Priesner, 1939)