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Genus information

Sorghothrips Priesner, 1936: 88. Type species Thrips longistylus Trybom 1911, by monotypy.

Ramakrishnothrips Shumser, 1942: 112. Type species Taeniothrips jonnaphilus Ramakrishna 1928, by original designation. Synonymised by Bhatti, 1970: 380.

Pellothrips Ananthakrishnan, 1969: 204. Type species Ornothrips fuscus Ananthakrishnan 1965, by monotypy. Synonymised by Bhatti, 1970: 380.

Biology and Distribution

Genus includes four species from Asia and one (S. longistylus) from Africa.


Priesner H (1936) On some further new Thysanoptera from the Sudan. Bulletin de la Societe Royale entomologique d'Egypte 20: 83–104.

Shumsher S (1942) Contribution to our knowledge of Indian Thysanoptera. Indian Journal of Entomology 4(2): 111–135.

Ananthakrishnan TN (1969) On two new species of Terebrantian Thysanoptera with remarks on a new genus, Pellothrips. Oriental Insects 2: 201–204.

Bhatti JS (1970) Taxonomic studies in some Thripini. Oriental Insects 3[1969]: 373-381.


Sorghothrips fuscus (Ananthakrishnan, 1965)

Sorghothrips jonnaphilus (Ramakrishna, 1928)

Sorghothrips longistylus (Trybom, 1911)

Sorghothrips meishanensis Chen, 1977

Sorghothrips sakagamii (Kudo, 1974)