Bregmatothrips venustus

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Nomenclatural details

Bregmatothrips venustus Hood, 1912: 67.

Bregmatothrips gracilis Hood & Williams, 1915: 122.

Limocercyothrips bicolor Watson, 1926: 10.

Bregmatothrips sonorensis Stannard, 1956: 71. Synonymised by Bhatti, 1984: 91.

Bregmatothrips difficilis Johansen, 1977: 45. Synonymised by Bhatti, 1984: 91.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Mexico (B. difficilis), Orlando, Florida USA (B. gracilis, L. bicolor), Arizona USA (B. sonorensis) and Brownsville, Texas USA (B. venustus).


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.

Hood JD & Williams CB (1915) New Thysanoptera from Florida and Louisiana. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 23: 121–138.

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

Stannard LJ (1956) A new species of Bregmatothrips from the West (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Entomological News 67: 71–73.

Johansen RM (1977) Una nueva especies de Bregmatothrips Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) del Pedregal de San Angel, Mexico, D.F. Anales del Instituto de Biologia. Universidad Nacional de Mexico 46 [1975]: 45–52.

Pitkin BR (1978) Lectotype designations of certain species of thrips described by J.D.Hood and notes on his collection (Thysanoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 80: 264–295.

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.

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

Type information

Holotype (B. difficilis), Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

Holotype (B. gracilis), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Holotype (B. sonorensis), Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign.

Lectotype female (B. venustus), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Holotype (L. bicolor), Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville.