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Genus information

Carcinothrips Moulton, 1929: 264. Type species Carcinothrips leai Moulton 1929, by monotypy.

Biology and Distribution

From Australia, domicile builders on Acacia phyllodes.


Moulton D (1929) An interesting new thrips from Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 53 : 264–266.

Crespi BJ, Morris DC & Mound LA (2004) Evolution of ecological and behavioural diversity: Australian Acacia thrips as model organisms. Australian Biological Resources Study & Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1–328.


Carcinothrips leai Moulton, 1929

Carcinothrips tania Mound & Morris, 1999