Selenothrips rubrocinctus

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Male and female
SelenRubFemFull cleaned.jpg

Nomenclatural details

Physopus rubrocinctus Giard, 1901: 263.

Heliothrips (Selenothrips) decolor Karny, 1911: 179.

Heliothrips (Selenothrips) mendax Schmutz, 1913: 994.

Brachyurothrips indicus Bagnall, 1926: 98.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Guadeloupe (P. rubrocinctus), Sri Lanka (H. mendax), West Papua, Indonesia (H. dicolor) and India (B. indicus). Pantropical and subtropical distribution.


Giard (1901) Sur un thrips (Physopus rubrocincta nov. sp.) nuisible au Cacaoyer. Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique de France 15: 263-265.

Karny H (1911) Revision der Gattung Heliothrips Haliday. Entomologische Rundschau 28 : 179–182.

Schmutz K (1913) Zur Kenntnis der Thysanopterenfauna von Ceylon. Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften 122 (7): 991–1089 + 6 plates.

Bagnall RS (1926) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera XV. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9)18: 98–114.

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

Type information

Neotype female (P. rubrocinctus), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Original type material lost.

Lectotype female (B. indicus), The Natural History Museum, London.

Selenothrips rubrocinctus head, pronotum and metanotum
Selenothrips rubrocinctus meso- and metanotum
Selenothrips rubrocinctus V-shaped Furca