Scirtothrips dorsalis

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Scirtothrips dorsalis Female, head and pronotum [L A Mound]
Scirtothrips dorsalis Female, sternites V-VII [L A Mound]

Nomenclatural details

Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood, 1919: 90.

Heliothrips minutissimus Bagnall, 1919: 260.

Anaphothrips andreae Karny, 1925: 24.

Neophysopus fragariae Girault, 1927: 1. Synonymised by Mound & Palmer, 1981: 475.

Scirtothrips dorsalis var. padmae Ramakrishna, 1942: 169.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Australia (N. fragariae), India (S. dorsalis, S. padmae, H. minutissimus) and Sumatra, Indonesia (A. andreae).


Hood JD (1919) On some new Thysanoptera from southern India. Insecutor Inscitiae menstruus 7: 90–103.

Bagnall RS (1919) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera X. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)4: 253–277.

Karny H (1925) Die an Tabak auf Java und Sumatra angetroffenen Blasenfüsser. Bulletin van het deli Proefstation te Medan 23: 1–55.

Girault AA (1927) Some new wild animals from Queensland. Published privately Brisbane. pp. 1–3.

Ramakrishna TV (1942) Insects associated with the Lotus plant. Indian Journal of Entomology 4: 167–170.

Mound LA (1968) A review of R.S. Bagnall's Thysanoptera collections. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 11: 1–181.

Mound LA & Palmer JM (1981) Identification, distribution and host-plants of the pest species of Scirtothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Bulletin of entomological Research 71: 467–479.

Hoddle M & Mound LA (2004) The genus Scirtothrips in Australia (Insecta, Thysanoptera, Thripidae). Zootaxa 268: 1–40.

Type information

Holotype (S. dorsalis), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Lectotype female (H. minutissimus), The Natural History Museum, London.

Syntype (N. fragariae), Queensland Museum, Brisbane.

Holotype female (A. andreae), Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.