Mesandrothrips reedi

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Nomenclatural details

Xylaplothrips reedi Pitkin, 1973: 330.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Wagga, New South Wales, Australia between Eucalyptus leaves webbed by caterpillar.


Pitkin BR (1973) A revision of the Australian Haplothripini, with descriptions of three new species (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 12: 315–339.

Mound LA & Tree DJ (2019) Rediagnoses of the Asian genera Xylaplothrips and Mesandrothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae, Haplothripini), with keys to Australian species. Zootaxa 4613 (2): 327–341.

Type information

Holotype female, Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra.