Liothrips (Liothrips) chavicae

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Nomenclatural details

Mesothrips chavicae Zimmermann, 1900: 14.

Gynaikothrips crassipes Karny, 1912: 137. Synonymy in Mound, 2020: 386.

Liothrips aemulans Priesner, 1968: 228. Synonymy in Mound, 2020: 386.

Liothrips baccati Priesner, 1968: 236. Synonymy in Mound, 2020: 386.

Biology and Distribution

Described based on specimens in rolled leaf margins of Chavica densa (=Piper betle) (L. chavicae), from Piper nigrum (Gynaikothrips crassipes), from a leaf gall of Piper arcuatum (Liothrips aemulans) and in a leaf gall of Piper baccatum (Liothrips baccati), all from Java, Indonesia.


Zimmermann, A (1900) Über einige javanische Thysanopteren. Bulletin de l’Insitut Botanique de Buitenzorg Java 7: 6–19.

Karny H (1912) Gallenbewohnende Thysanopteren aus Java. Marcellia 1: 115–169.

Priesner H (1968) On the genera allied to Liothrips of the Oriental fauna II (Insecta-Thysanoptera). Treubia 27: 175–285.

Mound LA (2020) Liothrips species (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae) from leaf-galls on Piper species in Southeast Asia and Australia. Zootaxa 4830 (2): 383–391.

Type information

Syntypes, Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt (L. chavicae); Holotype female, (L. aemulans and L. baccati), Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.