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Genus information

Crespithrips Mound & Morris, 2000: 132. Type species Crespithrips enigmaticus Mound & Morris 2000, by original designation.

Biology and Distribution

Australian genus, associated with Acacia phyllodes.


Mound LA & Morris DC (2000) Inquilines or kleptoparasites? New phlaeothripine Thysanoptera (Insecta) associated with domicile-building thrips on Acacia trees. Australian Journal of Entomology 39: 130–137.

Crespi BJ, Morris DC & Mound LA (2004) Evolution of ecological and behavioural diversity: Australian Acacia thrips as model organisms. Australian Biological Resources Study & Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1–328.


Crespithrips enigmaticus Mound & Morris, 2000

Crespithrips hesperus Mound & Morris, 2000