Merothrips morgani

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Nomenclatural details

Merothrips morgani Hood, 1912: 132.

Merothrips hawaiiensis Moulton, 1937: 411. Synonymised by Bailey, 1960: 59.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Homer, Illinois USA from under hickory and oak bark (M. morgani) and Molokai, Hawaii USA from wind trap (M. hawaiiensis). Also found from California USA.


Hood JD (1912) Descriptions of new North American Thysanoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 14: 129–160.

Moulton D (1937) Further notes on Hawaiian thrips with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Hawaiian entomological Society 9: 409–414.

Bailey SF (1960) A review of two uncommon genera of California genera of Thysanoptera (Terebrantia). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 36: 53-67.

Mound LA, Tree DC & Paris D. (2012) Ozthrips – Thysanoptera in Australia. [1]

Type information

Holotype female (M. morgani), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Holotype female (M. hawaiiensis),California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.