Phibalothrips longiceps

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Phibalothrips longiceps Female, head and pronotum [L A Mound]
Phibalothrips longiceps metanotum [L A Mound]

Nomenclatural details

Heliothrips longiceps Karny, 1913: 123.

Phibalothrips exilis Hood, 1918: 125. Synonymised by Mound, 1970: 55.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Ralum, New Britain (H. longiceps) and Northern Queensland, Australia (P. exilis).


Karny H (1913) Beitrag zur Thysanopteren-Fauna von Neu-Guinea und Neu-Britannien. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 79: 123–136.

Hood JD (1918) New genera and species of Australian Thysanoptera. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 6: 121–150.

Mound LA (1970) Studies on heliothripine Thysanoptera. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London 39: 41–56.

Wilson TH (1975) A monograph of the subfamily Panchaetothripinae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 23: 1–354.

Mound LA, Tree DC & Paris D. (2012) Ozthrips – Thysanoptera in Australia. [1]

Type information

Holotype female (P. exilis), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Holotype female (H. longiceps), Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.