Melanthrips nigricornis

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Nomenclatural details

Melanthrips nigricornis Bagnall, 1913: 264.

Melanthrips thymicola Bagnall, 1934: 486.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Tunisia, but found in southern France and Spain, also Sicily, in flowers of Cruciferae.


Bagnall RS (1913) On a new species of Melanothrips (Thysanoptera) from Tunisia. Entomologist's monthly Magazine 49: 263-264.

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

Type information

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

Syntype females (M. thymicola), The Natural History Museum, London.