Hercinothrips femoralis

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Hercinothrips femoralis head

Nomenclatural details

Heliothrips femoralis Reuter, 1891: 166.

Heliothrips cestri Pergande, 1895: 390.

Heliothrips apicalis Bondar, 1931: 86.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Finland (H. femoralis), Massachusetts USA (H. cestri) and Brazil (H. apicalis).


Reuter (1891) Thysanoptera, funna i finska orangerier. Meddeleser af Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica 17: 160-167.

Pergande T (1895) Observations on certain Thripidae. Insect Life 7: 390–395.

Bondar (1931) Um novo genero e tres novas especies de Thysanopteros Heliothripineos, encontrados na Bahia. Archivos do Instituto Biologico Sao Paulo 4 1931: pp. 83-88.

Mound LA, Tree DC & Paris D. (2012) Ozthrips – Thysanoptera in Australia. [1]

Type information

Lectotype female (H. femoralis), Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki.

Lectotype female (H. apicalis), Illinois Natural History Survey, Urbana.

Lectotype female (H. cestri), United States National Museum, Beltsville.

Hercinothrips femoralis female head and thorax
Hercinothrips femoralis pterothoracic furcae