Rhipidothrips gratiosus

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Nomenclatural details

Rhipidothrips gratiosus Uzel,1895: 67.

Rhipidothrips uzelianus Bagnall, 1934: 482.

Biology and Distribution

Widespread across Europe and Mediterranean countries, introduced to California. Breeding in Poaceae, particularly Avena sativa, but possibly predatory on other thrips (Hoddle et al 2012).


Uzel H (1895) Monographie der Ordnung Thysanoptera. Königratz, Bohemia: pp. 1–472.

Bagnall RS (1934) Contributions towards a knowledge of the European Thysanoptera V. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10)14: 481–500.

Hoddle HS, Mound LA & Paris D (2012) Thrips of California 2012. [1]

Type information

Holotype female (R. uzelianus), The Natural History Museum, London.