Leucothrips piercei

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Leucothrips piercei head & pronotum

Nomenclatural details

Microthrips piercei Morgan, 1913: 19.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Dallas, Texas USA from cotton and food plants. Recorded from Phaseolus vulgaris and Charysanthemum morifolium in Ishigaki Is., Japan (Masumoto & Okajima, 2017).


Morgan AC (1913) New genera and species of Thysanoptera with notes on distribution and food plants. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 46: 1–55.

Masumoto M & Okajima S (2017) Studies on Dendrothripinae (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) from Japan, with new records and one new species. Zootaxa 4362: 405-420.

Type information

Syntype female, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.