Dactuliothrips spinosus

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Head, pronotum and fore legs of Dactuliothrips spinosus female

Nomenclatural details

Dactuliothrips spinosus Moulton, 1931:

Biology and Distribution

Described from California USA, recorded from Oregon and Utah, possibly breeding in flowers of Ephedra trifurca (Ephedraceae). (Hoddle et al, 2012)


Moulton D (1931) An interesting new California thrips. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 7: 173–174.

Hoddle HS, Mound LA & Paris D (2012) Thrips of California 2012. [1]

Type information

Holotype female, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.