Nesothrips minor

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Nomenclatural details

Coenurothrips minor Bagnall, 1921: 287.

Neosmerinthothrips formosensis var. karnyi Priesner, 1935: 368.

Cryptothrips rhizophorae Girault, 1927: 2. Synonymised by Eow et al., 2016: 218.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Rodrigues (C. minor) and Java, Indonesia (N. karnyi), and Queensland Australia (C. rhizophorae). Recorded widely from Mauritius and Reunion to India, Indonesia, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Fiji and Hawaii.


Bagnall RS (1921) On Thysanoptera from the Seychelles Islands and Rodrigues. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)7: 257–293.

Girault AA (1927) Thysanoptera Nova Australiensis, II. Published privately, Brisbane. pp. 1–2.

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.

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

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 (C. minor), The Natural History Museum, London.

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

Syntypes female and male (C. rhizophorae), Queensland Museum, Brisbane.