Mirothrips arbiter

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Nomenclatural details

Mirothrips arbiter Cavalleri, Souza, Prezotto & Mound, 2013: 334.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Brazil, breeding inside the nests of Polistine wasps and feeding on their eggs.


Cavalleri A, Souza AR, Prezotto F & Mound LA (2013) Egg predation within the nests of social wasps: a new genus and species of Phlaeothripidae, with consideration of the evolutionary consequences of Thysanoptera invasive behaviour. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109: 332-341.

Type information

Holotype female, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.