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Genus information

Ceratothrips Reuter, 1899: 65. Type species Ceratothrips trybomi Reuter, 1899, by monotypy, now considered a synonym of Thrips ericae Haliday.

Amblythrips Bagnall, 1911: 10. Type species Amblythrips ericae Bagnall, 1911, by original designation. Synonym in Jacot-Guillarmod, 1974.

Oxythrips (Caenothrips) Hood, 1916: 38. Type species Thrips ericae Haliday 1836, by subsequent designation of Priesner, 1949: 123. Synonym by Priesner, 1949.

Biology and Distribution

One species only, from Ericaceae flowers.


Reuter OM (1899) Thysanoptera Fennica. Acta Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica 17(2): 1-67.

Bagnall RS (1911) Notes on some new and rare Thysanoptera (Terebrantia), with a preliminary list of the known British species. Journal of economic Biology 6: 1–11.

Hood JD (1916) A synopsis of the genus Oxythrips Uzel (Thysanoptera). Insecutor inscitiae menstruus 4: 37-44.


Ceratothrips ericae (Haliday, 1836)