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Genus information

Charassothrips Hood, 1954: 199. Type species Charassothrips urospathae Hood, 1954, by monotypy.

Humboldthrips Johansen, 1983: 96. Type species Humboldthrips incomparabilis Johansen, 1983, by monotypy. Synonymised by Mound & Marullo, 1996: 106.

Biology and Distribution

Central America, associated with Piper flowers (Piperaceae).


Hood JD (1954) Brasilian Thysanoptera V. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 67: 195–214.

Johansen RM (1983) Nuevas trips (Insecta: Thysanoptera; Terebrantia, Thripidae, Thripinae) de La Sierra Madre Oriental y del eje Volcanico Transversal de Mexico. Anales del Instituto de Biologia. Universidad Nacional de Mexico 53: 91–132.

Mound LA & Marullo R (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–488.


Charassothrips incomparabilis (Johansen, 1983)

Charassothrips leonilavazquezae (Johansen & Mojica-Guzman, 1996)

Charassothrips macroseta Goldarazena & Mound, 2010

Charassothrips piperaffinis (Johansen, 1986)

Charassothrips urospathae Hood, 1954