Elixothrips brevisetis

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Nomenclatural details

Tryphactothrips brevisetis Bagnall, 1919: 257.

Dinurothrips guamensis Moulton, 1942: 7.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Mahe, Seychelles (T. brevisetis) and Butaritari, Guam from Morinda citrifolia leaves (D. guamensis);pest of banana fruits in Martinique (Carval et al. 2015).


Bagnall RS (1919) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera X. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9) 4: 253–277.

Moulton D (1942) Thrips of Guam. Bishop Museum Bulletin 172: 7–16.

Mound LA & Marullo R (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–488.

Mound LA, Tree DC & Paris D. (2012) Ozthrips – Thysanoptera in Australia. [1]

Carval D, Cotte V, Notaro M, Ryckewaert P & Tixier P. (2015) Spatiotemporal population dynamics of the banana rind thrips, Elixothrips brevisetis (Bagnall) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Journal of Applied Entomology, 139 (7):510-518

Type information

Holotype female (T. brevisetis), The Natural History Museum, London.

Holotype female (D. guamensis), California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.