Helionothrips aino

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Nomenclatural details

Heliothrips aino Ishida, 1931: 34.

Helionothrips compressus Hood, 1954: 192.

Helionothrips antennatus Kurosawa, 1968: 79.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Japan from meadow grasses (H. aino) and Aristolochia kaempferi (H. antennatus) and Taiwan (H. compressus).


Ishida M (1931) Fauna of the Thysanoptera of Japan. Insecta matsumurana 7 (1): 32–42.

Hood JD (1954) Three new heliothripine Thysanoptera from Formosa. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 56: 188–193.

Kurosawa (1968) Thysanoptera of Japan. Insecta Matsumurana Supplement 4: 1-93.

Wilson TH (1975) A monograph of the subfamily Panchaetothripinae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 23: 1–354.

Wang C-L (1995) The Helionothrips species of Taiwan (Thysanoptera, Thripidae, Panchaetothripinae). Zoology (Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology): 389–398.

Kudo I (1992) Panchaetothripinae in Japan (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) 2. Panchaetothripini, the genus Helionothrips. Japanese Journal of Entomology 60: 271–289.

Type information

Holotype female (H. aino), University of Hokkaido, Sapporo.

Holotype female (H. antennatus), National Institute of Agrological Science, Tokyo.

Holotype (H. compressus), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.