Mirothrips bicolor

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Nomenclatural details

Mirothrips bicolor Cavalleri, Souza, Prezotto & Mound, 2013: 338.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Southern Brazil, this species is usually associated with dead twigs and empty Cecidomyiidae leaf galls. It is presumably predatory on small arthropods.


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.