Merothrips mirus

From Thrips Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Nomenclatural details

Merothrips mirus Crawford JC, 1942: 152.

Biology and Distribution

Described from southern Brazil, where the species appears to be quite widespread on dead branches. The identity of several apterous females identified by Hood as this species remains equivocal (Mound & O'Neill, 1974).


Crawford JC (1942) Two news South American species of Merothrips Hood (Thysanoptera: Merothripidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 44: 150–154.

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 female, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.