Ethirothrips obscurus

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Nomenclatural details

Ischyrothrips obscurus Schmutz, 1913: 1074.

Mesothrips karnyi Bagnall, 1924: 639. Synonymised by Mound & Palmer, 1983: 57.

Dichaetothrips fungivorus Priesner, 1939: 52. Synonymised by Mound & Palmer, 1983: 57.

Neosmerinthothrips gloveri Ramakrishna & Margabandhu, 1939: 31. Synonymised by Mound & Palmer, 1983: 57.

Dichaetothrips neivei Hood, 1940: 576. Synonymised by Mound & Palmer, 1983: 57.

Dichaetothrips indicus Ananthakrishnan, 1961: 270. Synonymised by Mound & Palmer, 1983: 57.

Diceratothrips usitatus Ananthakrishnan & Jagadish, 1970: 273. Replacement name for indicus Ananthakrishnan nec indicus Bagnall.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Sri Lanka (I. obscurus), India (N. gloveri, D. indicus, D. usitatus, M. karnyi), Congo (D. fungivorus) and Cuba (D. neivei).


Schmutz K (1913) Zur Kenntnis der Thysanopterenfauna von Ceylon. Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften 122(7): 991–1089.

Bagnall RS (1924) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera XIV. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)14: 625–640.

Priesner H (1939) Thysanopteren aus dem Belgischen Congo (5. Beitrag). Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaine 33: 49–66.

Ramakrishna TV & Margabandhu V (1939) Notes on new and known Indian Thysanoptera. Records of the Indian Museum 41: 21–33.

Hood JD (1940) A century of new American Thysanoptera I. Revista de Entomologia 11: 540–583.

Ananthakrishnan TN (1961) Studies on some Indian Thysanoptera VI. Zoologischer Anzieger 167: 259–271.

Ananthakrishnan TN & Jagadish A (1970) The Species of Diceratothrips Bagnall and Allied Genera from India. (Thysanoptera: Megathripinae: Insecta). Oriental Insects 4: 265–280.

Type information

Holotype female (I. obscurus), Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien.

Holotype female (D. neivei), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Lectotype female (M. karnyi), The Natural History Museum, London.

Type material (N. gloveri), in Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata; lectotype in Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi.

Syntypes (D. fungivorus), Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.