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Genus information

Chiraplothrips Priesner, 1931: 271. Type species Haplothrips (Chiraplothrips) faureanus Priesner 1931, by monotypy.

Biology and Distribution

Genus includes species described from Africa but also recorded from Mediterranean region and India; these are Palaeotropical species similar to Haplothrips that live on Poaceae.


Priesner H (1931) Review of the African Haplothrips-species (Thysanoptera). Bulletin de la Societe Royale entomologique d'Egypte 14: 230–277.


Chiraplothrips faureanus Priesner, 1931

Chiraplothrips graminellus Priesner, 1939

Chiraplothrips sudanensis Priesner, 1936