Limothrips cerealium

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Male and female

Nomenclatural details

Thrips (Limothrips) cerealium Haliday, 1836: 445.

Limothrips avenae Hinds, 1902: 139.

Limothrips aptera Karny, 1914: 56.

Limothrips minor Bagnall, 1927: 565.

Limothrips adusta Maltbaek, 1927: 14.

Limothrips cerealium ssp. astutus Priesner, 1964: 115. Synonym for T. (Limothrips) cerealium.

Limothrips syriacus Jenser, 2009: 83.

Biology and Distribution

Described from England (T. cerealium), Syria (L. syriacus), Denmark (L. adusta), Sardinia, Italy (L. minor, L. aptera), Cyprus (L. astutus) and Massachusetts USA (L. avenae).


Haliday AH (1836) An epitome of the British genera in the Order Thysanoptera with indications of a few of the species. Entomological Magazine 3: 439–451.

Karny H (1914) Beitrag zur Thysanopterenfauna des Mediterrangebietes. Verhandlungen der Zoologische Botanisches Gesellschaft 64: 50–60.

Maltbaek (1927) Haderslev Katedralskoles Aarskrift. 1927: VI, XIV.

Bagnall RS (1927) Contributions towards a knowledge of the European Thysanoptera II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)19: 564–575.

Mound LA & Palmer JM (1974) Notes on Thysanoptera from Israel. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 109: 102–106.

Jenser G (2009) New Thysanoptera species from Syria, with descriptions of Limothrips syriacus sp.n. (Thripidae). Folia Entomologica Hungarica 70: 81–85.

Type information

Holotype (L. syriacus), Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.

Syntype (L. avenae), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Syntype (L. minor), The Natural History Museum, London.