Thrips palmi

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Nomenclatural details

Thrips palmi Karny, 1925: 10.

Thrips clarus Moulton, 1928: 294. Synonymised by Nakahara, 1994: 95.

Thrips leucadophilus Priesner, 1936: 91.

Thrips gossypicola Ramakrishna & Marghabandu, 1939: 41. Nomen nudum.

Chloethrips (Mictothrips) aureus Ananthakrishnan & Jagadish, 1967: 381. Synonymised by Bhatti, 1970: 381.

Thrips gracilis Ananthakrishnan & Jagadish, 1968: 361. Synonymised by Bhatti, 1970: 381.

Biology and Distribution

Described from Sumatra, Indonesia (T. palmi), Sudan (T. leucadophilus), India (T. gossypicola, C. aureus, T. gracilis) and Taiwan (T. clarus). Common and widespread from in the tropics and the Caribbean.


Karny H (1925) Die an Tabak auf Java und Sumatra angetroffenen Blasenfüsser. Bulletin van het deli Proefstation te Medan 23: 1–55.

Moulton D (1928) New Thysanoptera from Formosa. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Formosa 18:287-328.

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

Ramakrishna TV & Margabandhu V (1939) Notes on Indian Thysanoptera with descriptions of new species. Indian Journal of Entomology 1: 35–48.

Ananthakrishnan TN & Jagadish A (1967) Studies on the genus Chloethrips Priesner from India. Zoologischer Anzieger 178: 374–388.

Ananthakrishnan TN & Jagadish A (1968) Studies on the species of the genus Thrips from India - II. Entomologische Zeitschrift 15: 359–365.

Palmer JM (1992) Thrips (Thysanoptera) from Pakistan to the Pacific: a review. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 61: 1–76.

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

Type information

Holotype female (T. clarus), California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

Lectotype female (T. palmi), Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt.

Syntypes (T. gracilis), uncertain depositary.

Syntypes (C. aureus), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi.