Rhipiphorothrips pulchellus

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Nomenclatural details

Rhipiphorothrips pulchellus Morgan, 1913: 17.

Retithrips bicolor Bagnall, 1913: 290.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Sri Lanka from vines (R. bicolor) and Manila, Philippines from banyan tree (R. pulchellus). Recorded from India and Java.


Morgan AC (1913) New genera and species of Thysanoptera with notes on distribution and food plants. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 46: 1–55.

Bagnall RS (1913) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera I. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 12: 290–299.

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

Type information

Holotype male (R. pulchellus), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.