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Adriano Cavalleri – Publications on Thysanoptera


Pinent, S.M.J.; Romanowski, H.P.; Redaelli, L. & Cavalleri, A. Species composition and structure of Thysanoptera communities in different michrohabitats at Parque Estadual de Itapuã, Viamão, RS. Brazilian Journal of Biology 66(4): 765-779.

Cavalleri, A.; Romanowski, H.P.& Redaelli, L. Thrips species (Insecta: Thysanoptera) inhabiting plants of the Parque Estadual de Itapuã, Viamão, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 23(2): 367-374.


Cavalleri, A. & Kaminski, L.A. A new Holopothrips species (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) damaging Mollinedia (Monimiaceae) leaves in southern Brazil. Zootaxa 1625: 61-68.


Cavalleri, A.; Kaminski, L.A. & Mendonca Jr., M.S. Ectoparasitism in Aulacothrips (Thysanoptera: Heterothripidae) revisited: host diversity on honeydew-producing Hemiptera and description of a new species. Zoologischer Anzeiger 249: 89-101.

Cavalleri, A.; Rodrigues, E.N.L. & Mendonca Jr., M.S. Thrips species (Thysanoptera: Terebrantia) inhabiting irrigated rice and surrounding habitats in Cachoeirinha, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 54(3): 501-504.


Cavalleri, A.; Lima, M.G.A. ; Melo, F.S. & Mendonca Jr., M.S. New records of thrips (Thysanoptera) species in Brazil. Neotropical Entomology 40: 628-630.

Pereyra, V. (2011) Phylogenetic analysis of the small fungivorous family Merothripidae (Thysanoptera). Insect Systematics & Evolution, 42 (4), 385–409.


Pereyra, V. & Cavalleri, A. The genus Heterothrips (Thysanoptera) in Brazil, with an identification key and seven new species. Zootaxa 3237: 1-23.

Cavalleri, A. & Mound, L.A. Toward the identification of Frankliniella species in Brazil (Thysanoptera, Thripidae). Zootaxa 3270: 1-30.

Cavalleri, A.; Kaminski, L.A. & Mendonca Jr., M.S. A new ectoparasitic Aulacothrips from Amazon rainforest and the significance of variation in antennal sensoria (Thysanoptera: Heterothripidae). Zootaxa 3438: 62-68.


Cavalleri, A.; Souza, A.R.; Prezotto, F. & Mound, L.A. Egg predation within the nests of social wasps: a new genus and species of Phlaeothripidae, with consideration of the evolutionary consequences of Thysanoptera invasive behaviour. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109: 332-341.

Cavalleri, A. OzThrips: the cutting edge for thrips identification. Systematic Entomology 38: 246-247.

Alves-Silva, E.; Maruyama, P.K.M.; Cavalleri, A. & Del-Claro, K. Flower stage and host plant preference by floral herbivore thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) in a Brazilian savanna. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 48: 25-31.

Melo, F.S.; Cavalleri, A. & Mendonça Jr., M.S. Predation of Gynaikothrips uzeli (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) by Androthrips ramachandrai (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). The Florida Entomologist 96: 859-863.


Cavalleri, A.; Lima, M.G.A.; Luiz, P.L. ; Lisboa, A.A.P. The first record od Psydrothrips kewi (THYSANOPTERA: THRIPIDAE) in South America, with notes on its damage on the calla lily (Alismatales: Araceae). The Florida Entomologist 97: 852-853.

Cavalleri, A. & Mound, L.A. The neotropical flower-living genus Lenkothrips (Thysanoptera, Heterothripidae): three new species and an identification key. Zootaxa 3814: 581-590.

Cavalleri A & Kaminski LA (2014) Two new ectoparasitic species of Aulacothrips Hood, 1952 (Thysanoptera: Heterothripidae) associated with ant-tended treehoppers (Hemiptera) Systematic Parasitology 89: 271-278.

Costa, E.M.; Lima, M.G.A.; Sales Junior, R.; Cavalleri, A. & Araujo, E.L. Thrips collected in watermelon crops in the semiarid of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Ciência Rural (UFSM. Impresso) 45: 575-577.


Cardoso, J.C.F.; Gonzaga, M.O.; Cavalleri, A.; Maruyama, P.K. & Alves-Silva, E. The role of floral structure and biotic factors in determining the occurrence of florivorous thrips in a dystilous shrub. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 10: 477-484.

Cavalleri, A., Lindner, MF & Mendonça Jr M de S. (2016) New Neotropical Haplothripini (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) with a key to Central and South American genera. Journal of Natural History 50: 1389-1410.

Endres Junior, D.; Sasamori, M.H.; Cavalleri, A. & Droste, A. Helionothrips errans (Thysanoptera: Thripidae): A new threat to native orchids in Brazil. Florida Entomologist 98: 1247-1249.

Jorge, N.C.; Cavalleri, A.; Souza, C.B. & Isaias, R.M.S. A new leaf-galling Holopothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) and the structural alterations on Myrcia retorta (Myrtaceae). Zootaxa 4200: 174-180.

Lindner MF, Mendonça MS & Cavalleri A. (2016) Holopothrips molzi sp.n. (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae): natural history and interactions in Myrtaceae galls. Zootaxa 4114 (2): 139–148.

Mound, L.A.; Cavalleri, A.; O’Donnell, C.; Infante, F.; Ortiz, A. & Goldarazena, A. Ambaeolothrips: a new genus of Neotropical Aeolothripidae (Thysanoptera), with observations on the type-species from mango trees in Mexico. Zootaxa 4132: 413-421.


Jorge, N.C. ; Souza-Silva, E.A. ; Alvarenga, D.R. ; Saboia, G.; Soares, G.; Zini, C.A.; Cavalleri, A.; Isaias, R.M.S. Structural and Chemical Profiles of Myrcia splendens (Myrtaceae) Leaves Under the Influence of the Galling Nexothrips sp. (Thysanoptera). Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1–14.

Jorge NC, Alvarenga DR, Cavalleri A & Isaias RMS. Anatomical and histometric explanations for leaf folding on Holopothrips striatus galls in Myrcia retorta. Flora 244-45: 24-28.

Lindner, M.F. ; Ferrari, A. ; Mound, L.A. ; Cavalleri, A. Holopothrips Diversity - A Neotropical Genus Of Gall-Inducing Insects (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae). Zootaxa 4494: 1–99.

Pereyra V, Cavalleri A, Szumik C & Weirauch C. Phylogenetic Analysis of the New World Family Heterothripidae (Thysanoptera, Terebrantia) based on Morphological and Molecular Evidence. Insect Systematics & Evolution 49: 702–716.

Podgaiski, L.R.; Cavalleri, A.; Ferrando, C.P.R.; Pillar, V.P. & Mendonca Jr., M.S. Prescribed patch burnings increase thrips species richness and body size in grassland communities. Insect Conservation and Diversity 11 (2): 204-212.


Cavalleri A, Lindner MF & O’Donnell CA (2019) Merothrips meridionalis sp.n. (Thysanoptera: Merothripidae), a new fungivorous species from subtropical South America. Zootaxa 4668 (2): 277–282.

Silva EMP, Araújo TA, Ramos, Soares R, Arcanjo LP, Carmo DG; Cavalleri A & Picanço MC. Conventional Sampling Plan for Common Blossom Thrips, Frankliniella schultzei (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), in Bell Pepper. Journal of Economic Entomology 37: 1–6.