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Genus information

Erythrothrips Moulton, 1911: 34. Type species Erythrothrips arizonae Moulton, by monotypy.

Biology and Distribution

This genus of flower-living species is mainly Neotropical with a few species extending into western USA.


Moulton D (1911) Synopsis, catalogue and bibliography of North American Thysanoptera, with descriptions of new species. Technical series, USDA Bureau of Entomology 21: 1–56.

Mound LA & Marullo R (1993) The Erythrothrips complex of tropical Aeolothripidae (Thysa­noptera) with a new Australian genus and a new South African species. Entomologica Scandinavica 24: 285–291.


Erythrothrips arizonae Moulton, 1911

Erythrothrips bishoppi Moulton, 1929

Erythrothrips brasiliensis Hood, 1952

Erythrothrips costalis Hood, 1937

Erythrothrips diabolus Priesner, 1932

Erythrothrips durango Watson, 1924

Erythrothrips fasciculatus Moulton, 1929

Erythrothrips gemmatus Pelikan, 1964

Erythrothrips keeni Moulton, 1929

Erythrothrips loripes Hood, 1957

Erythrothrips nigripennis Hood, 1937

Erythrothrips stygicus Hood, 1938