Macrothrips papuensis

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Nomenclatural details

Macrothrips papuensis Bagnall, 1908: 359.

Macrothrips dubius Bagnall, 1908: 361. Synonymised by Mound & Palmer, 1983: 59.

Macrothrips intermedius Bagnall, 1908: 187.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Dorey, New Guinea from dead branches.


Bagnall RS (1908) On some new and curious Thysanoptera (Tubulifera) from Papua. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8)1: 355–363.

Bagnall RS (1908) On some new genera and species of Thysanoptera. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Northumberland 3: 183–217.

Mound LA & Palmer JM (1983) The generic and tribal classification of spore-feeding Thysanoptera (Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology 46: 1-174.

Type information

Holotype male (M. papuensis), The Natural History Museum, London.

Holotype female (M. dubius), The Natural History Museum, London.