Franklinothrips

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Genus information

Franklinothrips Back, 1912: 76. Type species Aeolothrips vespiformis Crawford, by monotypy.

Mitothrips Trybom, 1912: 146. Type species Mitothrips megalops Trybom, by monotypy.

Spathiothrips Richter, 1928: 32. Type species Spathiothrips bischoffi Richter, by monotypy.

Biology and Distribution

Pantropical genus of predatory ant mimics.

References

Back EA (1912) Notes on Florida Thysanoptera, with description of a new genus. Entomological News 23: 73–77.

Trybom F (1912) Mitothrips, eine neue Physapoden-Gattung aus Britischen Ostafrika. Entomologische Zeitschrift 33: 145–159.

Richter W (1928) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Aeolothripiden (Thysanoptera). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1928: 29–37.

Mound LA & Reynaud P (2005) Franklinothrips; a pantropical Thysanoptera genus of ant-mimicking obligate predators (Aeolothripidae). Zootaxa 864: 1-16.

Species

Franklinothrips atlas Hood, 1957

Franklinothrips basseti Mound & Marullo, 1998

Franklinothrips brunneicornis Mound & Reynaud, 2005

Franklinothrips caballeroi Johansen, 1980

Franklinothrips fulgidus Hood, 1949

Franklinothrips lineatus Hood, 1949

Franklinothrips megalops (Trybom, 1912)

Franklinothrips oblongus Masumoto & Okajima

Franklinothrips orizabensis Johansen, 1974

Franklinothrips rarosae Reyes, 1994

Franklinothrips strasseni Mound & Reynaud, 2005

Franklinothrips suzukii Okajima, 1979

Franklinothrips tani Mirab-Balou, Shi & Chen, 2011

Franklinothrips tenuicornis Hood, 1915

Franklinothrips uttarakhandiensis Vijay Veer, 2010

Franklinothrips variegatus Girault, 1927

Franklinothrips vespiformis (Crawford DL, 1909)