Thrips australis

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Thrips australis Female, head and pronotum [L A Mound]
Thrips australis Female, mesonotum and metanotum [L A Mound]

Nomenclatural details

Isoneurothrips australis Bagnall, 1915: 592.

Thrips lacteicorpus Girault, 1926: 17. Synonymised by Mound & Houston, 1987: 8.

Thrips mediolineus Girault, 1926: 18.

Anomalothrips amygdali Morgan, 1929: 5.

Isoneurothrips marisabelae Ortiz, 1973: 119.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Australia (A. amygdali, I. australis, T. mediolineus, T. lacteicorpus) from Acacia flowers and Peru (I. marisabelae). Recorded from Costa Rica and Colombia and many other countries around the world, wherever its hosts, species of Eucalyptus, are grown.


Bagnall RS (1915) Brief descriptions of new Thysanoptera VI. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8)15: 588–597.

Girault AA (1925) Two new Thysanoptera from Queensland. Insecutor inscitiae menstruus 13: 34–35.

Morgan AC (1929) A new genus and five new species of Thysanoptera foreign to the United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 31: 1–9.

Mound LA (1968) A review of R.S. Bagnall's Thysanoptera collections. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 11: 1–181.

Ortiz MP (1973) Una nueva especie de Isoneurothrips Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) del Peru. Revista Peruana de Entomologia 16(1): 117-120.

Mound LA & Houston KJ (1987) An annotated check-list of Thysanoptera from Australia. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology 4: 1-28.

Nakahara S (1994) The genus Thrips Linnaeus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) of the New World. Technical Bulletin. United States Department of Agriculture 1822: 1–183.

Mound LA & Marullo R (1996) The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction. Memoirs on Entomology, International 6: 1–488.

Mound LA & Masumoto M (2005) The genus Thrips (Thysanoptera, Thripidae) in Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand. Zootaxa 1020: 1–64.

Type information

Holotype (T. mediolineus), Queensland Museum, Brisbane.

Lectotype female (I. australis), The Natural History Museum, London.

Paralectotype (T. lacteicorpus), Queensland Museum, Brisbane.