Heterothrips sericatus

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Nomenclatural details

Heterothrips sericatus Hood, 1913: 66.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico from Psidium guajava. Recorded from Mexico in P. guajava flowers and Costa Rica in citrus flowers and Mimosa sp..


Hood JD (1913) Two new Thysanoptera from Porto Rico. Insecutor inscitiae menstruus 1: 65–70.

Pitkin BR (1978) Lectotype designations of certain species of thrips described by J.D.Hood and notes on his collection (Thysanoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 80: 264–295.

Mound LA & Marullo R (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–488.

Type information

Lectotype female, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.