Melanthrips fuscus

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Nomenclatural details

Thrips fuscus Sulzer, 1776: 113.

Melanthrips obesa Haliday, 1836: 450.

Melanthrips harrisoni Bagnall, 1930: 48.

Melanthrips gracilicornis Maltbaek, 1931: 2.

Melanthrips falcatus Melis, 1931: 79.

Melanthrips contortus Melis, 1931: 102.

Melanthrips cupreus Melis, 1931: 109.

Melanthrips communis Melis, 1931: 112.

Melanthrips niger Melis, 1931: 112.

Melanthrips aetnaeus Melis, 1931: 118.

Melanthrips lagaeniventris Melis, 1931: 119.

Melanthrips minutus Melis, 1931: 122.

Melanthrips elegans Melis, 1931: 124.

Melanthrips inflativentris Melis, 1931: 126.

Melanthrips acuminatus Melis, 1931: 128.

Melanthrips siculus Melis, 1931: 135.

Melanthrips bisetosus Bagnall, 1934: 485.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Switzerland, this species is widespread across the western Palaearctic, mainly in flowers of Cruciferae.

References

Sulzer (1776) Abgekürzte Geschichte der Insecten nach dem Linnaeischen System. Erster Theil. - pp. 1-28, 1-274. Winterthur. (Steiner).

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.

Bagnall RS (1930) On some new and rare British thrips. Entomologist's monthly Magazine 66: 47–50.

Melis (1931) Redia 20: 102-128,

Bagnall RS (1934) Contributions towards a knowledge of the European Thysanoptera. V. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10)14: 481–500.

Type information

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

Paratypes (M. bisetosus), The Natural History Museum, London.