Merothrips williamsi

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Nomenclatural details

Merothrips williamsi Priesner, 1921: 191.

Merothrips genuinus Hood, 1938: 354. Synonymised by Mound & O'Neill, 1974.

Biology and Distribution

Described from a single female from Paraguay, and the synonym M. genuinus from Florida, this species has also been taken from dead branches in the Caribbean, Brazil, and South Africa.


Priesner H (1921) Neue und wenig bekannte Thysanopteren der neotropischen Fauna aus der Sammlung des Berliner Zoologischen Museums. Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift 1921: 187–223.

Hood JD (1938) New Thysanoptera from Florida and North Carolina. Revista de Entomologia 8: 348–420.

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 (M. williamsi), Humboldt University Museum, Berlin.

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