Cranothrips symoni

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Head and pronotum
Meso- and metanotum
Cranothrips symoni male tibia

Nomenclatural details

Cranothrips symoni Mound, 1972: 45.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Central Australia arid zone, breeding in the flowers of Brunonia australis (Goodeniaceae).


Mound LA (1972) Further studies on Australian Aeolothripidae (Thysanoptera). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 11: 37–54.

Mound LA & Marullo R. (1998) Biology and identification of Aeolothripidae (Thysanoptera) in Australia. Invertebrate Taxonomy 12: 929–950.

Pereyra V & Mound LA (2009) Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Cranothrips (Thysanoptera, Melanthripidae) with consideration of host associations and disjunct distributions within the family. Systematic Entomology 34: 151–161.

Type information

Holotype female, Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra.