Thrips helianthi Morgan, 1913: 23.
Thrips walteri Crawford JC, 1938: 37.
Biology and Distribution
Described from Clarksville, Tennessee USA from Helianthus sp (T. helianthi) and District of Colombia from Eupatorium purpureum (T. walteri).
Morgan AC (1913) New genera and species of Thysanoptera with notes on distribution and food plants. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 46: 1–55.
Crawford JC (1938) Some new or little known Thysanoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 40: 35–43.
Nakahara S (1994) The genus Thrips Linnaeus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) of the New World. Technical Bulletin. United States Department of Agriculture 1822: 1–183.
Holotype female (T. walteri), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
Syntype (T. helianthi), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.