From Thrips Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Genus information

Koptothrips Bagnall, 1929: 197. Type species Koptothrips flavicornis Bagnall, 1929, by monotypy.

Sphaericothrips Moulton, 1968: 115. Type species Sphaericothrips clarapennis Moulton, 1968, by monotypy. Synonymised by Mound, 1971: 427.

Biology and Distribution

The members of this Australian genus live as kleptoparasites within the galls of various species of Kladothrips.


Bagnall RS (1929) On some new genera and species of Australian Thysanoptera (Tubulifera) with special reference to gall-species. Marcellia 25(1928): 184–204.

Moulton D (1968) New Thysanoptera from Australia. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 36: 93–124.

Mound LA (1971) Gall-forming thrips and allied species (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripinae) from Acacia trees in Australia. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology 25: 387-466.


Koptothrips dyskritus Mound, 1971

Koptothrips flavicornis Bagnall, 1929

Koptothrips xenus Mound, 1971

Koptothrips zelus Mound, 1971