Leptothrips oribates

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Nomenclatural details

Leptothrips oribates Hood, 1939: 205.

Leptothrips oregonensis Hood, 1939: 213. Synonymised by O'Neill, 1972: 472

Leptothrips brevicapitis Johansen, 1987: 52. Synonymised by Mound & O'Donnell, 2017: 312

Biology and Distribution

Described from Colorado USA; oregonensis from Oregon, USA; brevicapitis from California USA.


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

O'Neill K (1972) A synonymy in western pine-dwelling Leptothrips species (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 74(4): 272.

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).

Type information

Holotypes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; holotype of brevicapitisin the Natural History Museum, London.