Stephanothrips japonicus

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Nomenclatural details

Stephanothrips japonicus Saikawa, 1974: 7.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Ise-Shi, Mie-ken, Japan from moss. Recorded from Taiwan and China. Occurs in leaf litter and grass tussocks. Fungus-feeder.


Saikawa (1974) A new species of the genus Stephanothrips (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae) from Japan. Kontyu 42: 7-11.

Okajima S (1976) Notes on the genus Stephanothrips Trybom (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae) from Japan and Taiwan. Kontyu 44: 403–410.

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, Kitasato University.