Leptothrips distalis

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Nomenclatural details

Haplothrips distalis Hood, 1925: 103.

Zygothrips californicus Mason, 1927: 156.

Leptothrips pristinus Johansen, 1987: 33. Synonymised by Mound & O'Donnell, 2017: 307

Biology and Distribution

Described from Arizona USA (H. distalis), California USA (Z. californicus), and Baja California (L. pristinus).


Hood JD (1925) Six new Thysanoptera from the western United States. Entomological News 36: 101–105.

Mason AC (1926) Two new species of Thrips from California. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 2: 155–157.

Johansen RM (1987) El genero Leptothrips Hood, 1909 (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) en el continente Americano: su sistematica, filogenia, biogeografia, bilogia, conducta y ecologia. Monografias del Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional de Mexico 3: 1–246.

Mound LA & O’Donnell, C.A (2017) Predation, phytophagy and character state confusion among North American species of the genus Leptothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripinae). Zootaxa 4294 (3): 301-315.

Type information

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

Holotype, (L. pristinus),Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.