Caliothrips quadrifasciatus

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Nomenclatural details

Sericothrips quadrifasciatus Girault, 1927: 1. Erroneously synonymised with graminicola by Mound & Houston, 1987.

Hercothrips graminicola Bagnall & Cameron, 1932: 417.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Queensland, Australia (S. quadrifasciatus) and Wad Medani, Sudan from Naal grass (H. graminicola).


Girault AA (1927) Thysanoptera Nova Australiensis, II. Published privately, Brisbane. pp. 1–2.

Bagnall RS & Cameron WPL (1932) Descriptions of two species of Hercothrips injurious to cotton in the British Sudan, and of an allied species on grass. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10)10: 412–419.

Mound LA (1968) A review of R.S. Bagnall's Thysanoptera collections. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 11: 1–181.

Mound LA & Houston KJ (1987) An annotated check-list of Thysanoptera from Australia. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology 4: 1-28.

Mound LA, Tree DC & Paris D. (2012) Ozthrips – Thysanoptera in Australia. [1]

Type information

Lectotype female (H. graminicola), The Natural History Museum, London.