Elixothrips brevisetis

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Nomenclatural details

Tryphactothrips brevisetis Bagnall, 1919: 257. [1921: 264]

Dinurothrips guamensis Moulton, 1942: 7.

Hoodothripiella ignacio Retana-Salazar, 2007: 24. Synonymised by Lima et al., 2020.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Mahe, Seychelles (T. brevisetis); Butaritari, Guam from Morinda citrifolia leaves (D. guamensis); from Peninsula de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (Hoodothripiella ignacio); 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.

Bagnall, R.S. (1921) On Thysanoptera from the Seychelles Islands and Rodrigues. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (9) 7, 257-293.

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]

Retana-Salazar AP (2007) El grupo genérico Hoodothrips (Terebrantia: Heliothripidae). Acta Zoológica Lilloana 51 (1): 15–38.

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.

Lima EFB, O’Donnell CA & Miyasato EA (2020). The Panchaetothripinae (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) of Brazil, with one new Caliothrips species. Zootaxa 4820 (2): 201–230.

Type information

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

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

Holotype female (Hoodothripiella ignacio), University of Costa Rica, San Jose.