Merothrips fusciceps

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Nomenclatural details

Merothrips fusciceps Hood & Williams, 1915: 123.

Merothrips cognatus Hood, 1925: 53. Synonymised by Mound & O'Neill, 1974: 499.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Louisiana USA(M. fusciceps) and Trinidad (M. cognatus), this species has also been taken in Brazil, living on dead branches.


Hood JD & Williams CB (1915) New Thysanoptera from Florida and Louisiana. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 23: 121–138.

Hood JD (1925) New neotropical Thysanoptera collected by C.B. Williams. Psyche 32: 48–69.

Mound LA & O'Neill K (1974) Taxonomy of the Merothripidae, with ecological and phylogenetic considerations (Thysanoptera). Journal of Natural History 8: 481-509.

Type information

Holotype females, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.