Leptothrips larreae

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Nomenclatural details

Leptothrips larreae Hood, 1939: 207.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Arizona USA. Breeding in old Asphondylia auripila (Cecidomyidae) stem galls on Larrea tridentata, and presumably predatory on mites (Wiesenborn 2015).


Hood JD (1939) Seven new Phlaeothripidae from the United States. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 33: 205–218.

Wiesenborn WD (2015) Phenology of Leptothrips larreae Hood, 1938 (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) in Asphondylia auripila Felt, 1908 (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) creosote stem galls. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 91(2): 203-206.

Type information

Holotype, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.