Hoplandrothrips flavipes

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Hoplandrothrips flavipes - metanotum and pelta

Nomenclatural details

Hoplandrothrips flavipes Bagnall, 1923: 628.

Phloeothrips gracilicornis Priesner, 1927: 72.

Phloeothrips claratibia Moulton, 1937: 414.

Phloeothrips kinugasai Kurosawa, 1937: 316.

Phloeothrips indicus Ramakrishna & Margabandhu, 1939: 43.

Phlaeothrips (Hoplandrothrips) flavitibia Moulton, 1944: 300.

Phlaeothrips (Hoplandrothrips) fuscus Moulton, 1944: 302.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Kenya (H. flavipes), Fiji (P. flavitibia, P. fuscus), Hawaii USA (P. claratibia), Nigeria (P. gracilicornis), India (P. indicus) and Japan (P. kinugasai). Specimens from Borneo, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and West Malaysia have been studied (Okajima, 2006) as well as specimens from Trinidad, St Lucia, Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia (Mound & Marullo, 1996).


Bagnall RS (1923) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera XIII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)12: 624–631.

Priesner H (1927) Neue und wenig bekannte Thysanopteren, gesammelt in Westafrika von Prof. Dr. F. Silvestri. Bollettino del Laboratorie di Zoologia Generale e Agraria, Portici 21: 61–83.

Moulton D (1937) Further notes on Hawaiian thrips with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Hawaiian entomological Society 9: 409–414.

Kurosawa (1937) A quarantine interception of a new Phlaeothrips from Japanese South Sea islands. Zoological Magazine (Tokyo) 49: 316-318.

Ramakrishna TV & Margabandhu V (1939) Notes on Indian Thysanoptera with descriptions of new species. Indian Journal of Entomology 1: 35–48.

Moulton D (1944) Thysanoptera of Fiji. Occasional Papers of the Bishop Museum 17: 267–311.

Mound LA (1970) Thysanoptera from the Solomon Islands. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 24: 83–126.

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

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

Okajima S (2006) The Insects of Japan. Volume 2. The suborder Tubulifera (Thysanoptera). Fukuoka : Touka Shobo Co. Ltd. pp. 1–720.

Type information

Holotype (H. flavipes), The Natural History Museum, London.

Holotype (P. flavitibia), Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu.

Holotype (P. fuscus), Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu.

Holotype (P. claratibia), California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.