Ceratothrips ericae

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Nomenclatural details

Thrips ericae Haliday, 1836: 448.

Oxythrips parviceps Uzel, 1895: 139.

Thrips piceicornis Reuter, 1899: 60.

Ceratothrips trybomi Reuter, 1899: 65.

Amblythrips ericae Bagnall, 1911: 4.

Oxythrips brevicollis Bagnall, 1911: 6.

Oxythrips pallens Priesner, 1919: 89.

Amblythrips ericicola Bagnall, 1927: 573.

Taeniothrips adusta Maltbaek, 1929: 376.

Amblythrips remaudierei Bournier, 1975: 137.

Biology and Distribution

Described from England (T. ericae, O. brevicollis, A. ericae), Finland (T. piceicornis), former Czechoslovakia (O. parviceps), Denmark (T. adusta), former Yugoslavia (O. pallens), Sweden (C. trybomi) and France (A. remaudierei, A. ericicola). Breeding in the flowers of Erica and Calluna (Hagerup & Hagerup, 1953).


Haliday AH (1836) An epitome of the British genera in the Order Thysanoptera with indications of a few of the species. Entomological Magazine 3: 439–451.

Uzel H (1895) Monographie der Ordnung Thysanoptera. Königratz, Bohemia: pp. 1–472.

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

Priesner H (1919) Zur Thysanopteren-Fauna der ostadriatischen Küstenländer. Zeitschrift des Osterreichischen Entomologen-Vereins 4: 79–114.

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.

Bagnall RS (1927) Contributions towards a knowledge of the European Thysanoptera III. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9) 20: 561–585.

Maltbaek (1929) Tillaeg til Thysanoptera Danica. Danske Frynsevinger. Entomologiske Meddelelser 16: pp. 369-381.

Hagerup E & Hagerup O (1953) Thrips pollination of Erica tetralix. New Phytologist 52: 1-7.

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

Bournier A (1975) Thysanoptères de France, VI. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.) 11: 137–141.

Type information

Holotype (A. ericicola), The Natural History Museum, London.

Holotype (O. brevicollis), The Natural History Museum, London.

Syntype (A. ericae), The Natural History Museum, London.

Holotype (A. remaudierei), Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.