Hoplothrips semicaecus

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Nomenclatural details

Trichothrips semicaeca Uzel, 1895: 249.

Trichothrips amabilis Bagnall, 1926: 283.

Hoplothrips (Trichothrips) fieldsi Crawford JC, 1939: 77.

Biology and Distribution

Described from New York USA (H. fieldsi), England (T. amabilis) and Czech Republic (T. semicaeca). Recorded from Honshu, Japan (Okajima, 2006) and New Zealand (Mound & Walker, 1986). Occurs on dead branches and under bark of dead trees, fungus-feeder (Okajima, 2006).


Uzel H (1895) Monographie der Ordnung Thysanoptera. Königratz, Bohemia pp. 1–472.

Bagnall RS (1926) On some new British Thysanoptera. Entomologist's monthly Magazine 62: 279–285.

Crawford JC (1939) Thysanoptera from northern New Jersey with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 47: 69–81.

Mound LA & Walker AK (1986) Tubulifera (Insecta: Thysanoptera). Fauna of New Zealand 10: 1–140.

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

Type information

Holotype (T. amabilis), The Natural History Museum, London.

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