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Genus information

Ponticulothrips Haga & Okajima, 1983: 241. Type species Ponticulothrips diospyrosi Haga & Okajima, 1983, by monotypy.

Biology and Distribution

Based originally on one species from Japan, but subsequently a second from Northeast Australia.


Haga K & Okajima S (1983) A new genus and species of Phlaeothripidae (Thysanoptera) harmful to Persimmon from Japan. Annotationes zoologicae Japonensis 56: 241–245.

Okajima S (2006) The Insects of Japan Volume 2 The suborder Tubulifera (Thysanoptera). Fukuoka: Touka Shobo Co Ltd pp. 1–720.


Ponticulothrips diospyrosi Haga & Okajima, 1983

Ponticulothrips mudloi Mound & Tree, 2022