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Genus information

Malacothrips Hinds, 1902: 200. Type species Malacothrips zonatus Hinds, 1902, by monotypy.

Udeothrips Hood, 1957: 131. Type species Udeothrips vigilatus Hood, 1957, by monotypy. Synonymised by Mound, 1977: 240.

Biology and Distribution

Both old and new world species. Most species bicoloured and living at the base of grasses.


Hinds WE (1902) Contribution to a monograph of the insects of the order Thysanoptera inhabiting North America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 23: 79–242.

Hood JD (1957) New Brazilian Thysanoptera. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 70: 129–180.

Mound LA (1977) Species diversity and the systematics of some New World leaf-litter Thysanoptera (Phlaeothripinae; Glyptothripini). Systematic Entomology 2: 225-244.


Malacothrips adranes Hood, 1938

Malacothrips afer Priesner, 1952

Malacothrips antennata Jacot-Guillarmod, 1940

Malacothrips curepe Mound & Marullo, 1996

Malacothrips fasciatus Hood, 1952

Malacothrips faurei zur Strassen, 1972

Malacothrips mediator Hood, 1952

Malacothrips natalensis (Trybom, 1913)

Malacothrips praeclarus Johansen, 1974

Malacothrips pretoriensis Hartwig, 1952

Malacothrips riverai Medina Gaud, 1961

Malacothrips roycei Hood, 1941

Malacothrips tunapuna Mound & Marullo, 1996

Malacothrips vigilatus (Hood, 1957)

Malacothrips zonatus Hinds, 1902