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Genus information

Sphaeropothrips Priesner, 1928: 322. Type species Sphaeropothrips inauditus Priesner, 1928, by monotypy.

Ednathrips Bhatti, 1976: 320. Type species Ednathrips pardus Bhatti, 1976, by monotypy. Synonymised by Bhatti & Mound, 1981: 12.

Biology and Distribution

The genus contains one species described from Europe and recorded from India and Japan.


Priesner H (1928) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der euräischen Thysanopteren. Konowia 7: 322–325.

Bhatti JS (1976) Some new Indian Thripidae (Thysanoptera). Oriental Insects 10: 317–326.

Bhatti JS & Mound LA (1981) The genera of grass and cereal-feeding Thysanoptera related to the genus Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Bulletin of Entomology 21[1980]: 1- 22.


Sphaeropothrips vittipennis (Bagnall, 1927)