Sophiothrips nigrus

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Nomenclatural details

Sophiothrips nigrus Ananthakrishnan, 1971: 197.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Kurseong, Darjeeling district, India. Recorded from Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, West Malaysia and Japan. Occurs on dead branches in tropical and subtropical regions. Fungus-feeder (Okajima 2006).


Ananthakrishnan TN (1971) Mycophagous Thysanoptera - III. Oriental Insects 5: 189–207.

Mound LA (1977) Leaf-litter Thysanoptera of the sub-tribe Williamsiellina (Phlaeothripidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 36: 171–192.

Okajima S (1987) The genus Sophiothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae) from eastern Asia, with descriptions of two new species. Kontyu 55: 549–558.

Okajima S (1994) The genus Sophiothrips Hood (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae) from Japan. Japanese Journal of Entomology 62: 29–39.

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

Type information

Holotype female, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.