Nesothrips brevicollis

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Nomenclatural details

Oedemothrips? brevicollis Bagnall, 1914: 29.

Neosmerinthothrips formosensis Priesner, 1935: 368. Synonymised by Mound, 1974: 162; see Okajima, 1990: 311.

Nesothrips atropoda Duan, Li, Yang & Yan, 1998: 58. Synonymised by Dang, Mound & Qiao (2013).

Biology and Distribution

Described from Okinawa, Luchu island, Japan (O. brevicollis) and Hookotoo, Makoo, Taiwan (N. formosensis).


Bagnall RS (1914) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8)13: 22–31.

Priesner H (1935) New or little-known oriental Thysanoptera. Philippine Journal of Science 57: 351–375.

Okajima S (1990) Some Nesothrips (Insecta, Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae) from East Asia. Zoological Science 7: 311-318.

Duan B, Li M, Yang R & Yan R (1998) Three new species of Thysanoptera (Insecta) from the Funiu Mountains, Henan, China. pp. 53–58 in Shen X-C & Shi Z-Y The Fauna and Taxonomy of Insects in Henan. Insects of the Funiu Mountains region. Beijing: China Agricultural Scientech Press.

Okajima S (2006) The Suborder Tubulifera (Thysanoptera). The Insects of Japan 2: 1-720. The Entomological Society of Japan, Touka Shobo Co. Ltd., Fukuoka.

Dang L-H, Mound L.A. & Qiao G-X (2013) New records and nomenclatural changes among spore-feeding thrips from China (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae, Idolothripinae). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 38: 657-660.

Eow LX, Mound LA, Tree DJ & Cameron SL (2014) Australian species of spore-feeding Thysanoptera in the genera Carientothrips and Nesothrips (Phlaeothripidae: Idolothripinae). Zootaxa 3821(2): 193-221.

Type information

Holotype female (O. brevicollis), The Natural History Museum, London; atropoda type specimens, Baotou Landscape Research Institute, Inner Mongolia.

Lectotype female (N. formosensis), Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.