Ecacanthothrips inarmatus

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Nomenclatural details

Ecacanthothrips inarmatus Kurosawa, 1932: 238.

Ecacanthothrips piceae Ishida, 1936: 154.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Sizuoka, Japan, on citrus tree (E. inarmatus). E. picea from Jozankei under bark of Picea jezoensis. Occurs under the bark of pine trees in winter. Fungus-feeder.


Kurosawa (1932) Descriptions of three new thrips from Japan. Kontyu 5: 230-242.

Ishida M (1936) Fauna of the Thysanoptera in Japan. Insecta matsumurana 10 (4): 154–159.

Palmer JM & Mound LA (1978) Nine genera of fungus-feeding Phlaeothripidae (Thysanoptera) from the Oriental Region. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 37: 153–215.

Okajima S (2006) The Insects of Japan. Volume 2. The suborder Tubulifera (Thysanoptera). Fukuoka: Touka Shobo Co. Ltd. pp. 1–720.

Type information

Holotype female (E. inarmatus), National Institute of Agricultural Science, Tokyo.

Holotype male (E. piceae), Hokkaido University (lost?).