Haplothrips (Trybomiella) robustus

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Nomenclatural details

Haplothrips robustus Bagnall, 1918: 209.

Haplothrips melanoceratus Bagnall, 1918: 210. Synonymised by Mound (1968: 116).

Haplothrips sesuvii Priesner, 1933: 363. Synonymised by Mound & Matsunaga (2017: 88).

Biology and Distribution

Described from Adelaide, South Australia on Acacia myrtifolia or Epachris impressa (H. robustus) and Mesembryanthemum flowers (H. melanoceratus); sesuvii from Java, Indonesia in flowers of Sesuvium portulacastrum..


Bagnall RS (1918) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera IX. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)1: 201–221.

Mound LA (1968) A review of R.S. Bagnall's Thysanoptera collections. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 11: 1–181.

Priesner H (1933) Indomalayische Thysanopteren V. Revision der indomalayischen Arten der Gattung Haplothrips Serv. Records of the Indian Museum 35: 347–369.

zur Strassen (1983) Thysanopterologische Notizen (6) (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Senckenbergiana biologica 63: 191-209.

Mound LA & Matsunaga JN (2017) The species of Haplothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae) and related genera recorded from the Hawaiian Islands. Zookeys 662: 79–92.

Type information

Holotype females of robustus and melanoceratus in The Natural History Museum, London. Lectotype female of sesuvii in Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.