Melanthrips ficalbii

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Nomenclatural details

Melanthrips ficalbii Buffa, 1907: 61.

Melanthrips angusticeps Bagnall, 1924: 10.

Melanthrips anglicus Priesner, 1936: 47.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Italy, but widespread in western Europe and Mediterranean, in flowers of various plants including Euphorbia, Galium and Reseda.


Buffa P (1907) Alcune notizie sopra una nuova specie di tisanottero appartenente al genere Melanothrips Halid. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali 16: 58-61.

Bagnall RS (1924) The genus Melanothrips, with description of a new species. Entomologist's monthly Magazine 60: 9–11.

Priesner H (1936) A preliminary review of the non-fossil species of the genus Melanthrips Hal. (Thysanoptera). Bulletin de la Société Royal Entomologique d'Egypte 20: 29-52.

zur Strassen R (2003) Die terebranten Thysanopteren Europas und des Mittelmeer-Gebietes. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 74: 1–271.

Type information

Lectotype female (M. angusticeps), The Natural History Museum, London.

Syntypes (M. ficalbii), depositary not known.